- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Cadenhead (CA)
- Bottling serie
- Authentic Collection
- Stated Age
- 19 years old
- Bourbon Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 57.9 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 27 Jul 2013 10:48 am
4 × in wishlist
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
- 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.
- 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.
- A captivating, beautiful Ardbeg!
- Colour: Gold
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.
- This Whisky was sold for 174 € at Whiskyauction in Nov. 2015
- 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.
A typical Ardbegian nose: hyper peaty, smoky, phenolic. From Ardbeg, what ... A bit of cold asphalt, too.
Pretty alcoholic mouth of entry. Smoked peat, tarred peat, peat with burnt tires, asphalt peat. Lemon notes behind all that, anyway.
Asphalt and tar carpeted the throat and mouth, and pepper in shambles.
- A good ardbeg, complex, fine and fragrant.
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?
Expressive, reminiscent of sweet pear, quince paste, all associated with greasy peat, plants. Iodine notes, medicinal plants and touches of citrus complete the package.
Fine, sweet, smoke. Some ashy touches, candied citrus.
- 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.