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Ardbeg 1993 CA

Overall rating
88.90/100
votes
50
Whiskybase ID
WB43526
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
1993
Bottled
07.2013
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
312
Strength
57.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Jul 2013 10:48 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 429.00

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50 × member ratings

84 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1993 CA

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.90 points

  1. Dede scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An Ardbeg austere, chiseled, abrupt as a limestone cliff, concentrated around the unstoppable combo (big) peat / iodine / lemon / gentian, and embellished with a beautiful minerality. Is not without mentioning the excellent Laphroaig 5th Bithday, we are really on the same type of profile, and like the latter this Ardbeg swimming well. Of course, this type of malt will not please everyone. This one gives no quarter. And that's good.

  2. bvrsky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    CA for a 19-year-old ARDBEG:
    peat, dry and a little wet!
    medicinal, lemon, a little camphor too, all the mixture to spend an evening Islay!
    the herbs arrive as well as the spices to give a little more character, but the combination peat-citrus works perfectly, with a return of algae.
    The finish is more on the ash, a little soot and candied fruit.

  4. Whiskybilly scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A captivating, beautiful Ardbeg!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Unclimbability scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Colour: Gold

    Body: Full

    Nose: A much more intense medicinal Ardbeg. Bandages, cough syrup, sticking plasters, a little TCP, creamy and oily, peat embers. There's some fruitiness underneath it all- Bandages soaked in lime juice (yes, really), a little pineapple. The oak is also very much present with some spice- Cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger.

    Water: Much more fruit and spice coming out. Mango, pineapple, lemon and lime, much more oak, tannins, more ginger. More water: More fruity again. More like the 1996 with fresh and juicy tropical fruit.

    Taste: Intense, hugely big, very medicinal and peaty but there's also fruit and sweetness. The fruit and the oaky smoke and fighting it out and neither can quite best the other, salt, intense lemon, lemon peel, bandages, TCP, plasters, peat embers, kiln, very oily and full. Citrus comes back and goes into the finish.

    Water: More gentle arrival, much more citrus, building and building with oak and lots of spicy ginger. Then some medicinal notes coming in- Bandages. Very oaky into the finish.

    More water: More gentle again with less oak and more balance.

    Finish: Long/Very long length. Still intense and mouth coating. It's not leaving without a fight. Lemon and a little lime citrus and medicinal peat lingers and lingers.

    Water: More tingling oak tannins.

    Notes: Better without water in my opinion.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 174 € at Whiskyauction in Nov. 2015

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Bishlouk did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    To be honest, it's a technically well-done whisky. but do I like it? No. This is not his fault, it's mine: I can not stand the whiskys hyper peat tarred (Ardbeg style) or medicinal (Laphroaig style).
    For this reason, I prefer not to rate it because it would not be objective and not to his advantage (he would not deserve it).
    But if you like this Ardbegian profile style, go for it: you'll like it.
    • Nose
      A typical Ardbegian nose: hyper peaty, smoky, phenolic. From Ardbeg, what ... A bit of cold asphalt, too.
    • Taste
      Pretty alcoholic mouth of entry. Smoked peat, tarred peat, peat with burnt tires, asphalt peat. Lemon notes behind all that, anyway.
    • Finish
      Asphalt and tar carpeted the throat and mouth, and pepper in shambles.

  9. Ivynor scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    A good ardbeg, complex, fine and fragrant.
    • Nose
      Very fine, fragrant, greedy. The nose refers to smoky and lemony notes, good minerality, but also farmhouse touches (hay, and maybe apple cider?). Some bitterness, maybe candied kumquat, grapefruit?
    • Taste
      Expressive, reminiscent of sweet pear, quince paste, all associated with greasy peat, plants. Iodine notes, medicinal plants and touches of citrus complete the package.
    • Finish
      Fine, sweet, smoke. Some ashy touches, candied citrus.

  10. tomy63 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Straw color, the nose is very
    farmer (hay, barn) in the sample, but much less in the
    glass, peat, lemon, iodine, pear ... Mouth powerful, alcohol well
    integrated, sweet to the attack but less after, a lot of fruit in the
    background, (citrus, quince, pear), peat present but not invasive.
    Final long, a bit bitterness. Very nice whisky.

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