Ardbeg 2005 SMWS 33.126

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Gliding on a river of contentment
Stated Age
07 years old
1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
64.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 nov 2013 12:59 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 123.00

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Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 2005 SMWS 33.126

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.00 points.

  1. DrunkDude scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    scbp-5264, why do you have to force it out of a bucket, is it not good to add some water?
    • Nose
      85 85
      Slightly occluded, malt sugar, sea salt, charcoal, medium peat, a little metal. 85
    • Taste
      83 83
      Lemon, salt, maltose, roasted wheat husks, fried wheat flour cakes, strong shrinkage, not easy to drink. The alcohol content is too high, causing the ginger flavor to be very prominent. 83
    • Finish
      79 79
      Sour, lots of bitterness, wheat husk, citrus bitterness, cool. 79

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  3. Alex scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Loads of crisp peat smoke, orange blossom water, and spicy ginger. Very clean bourbon-matured young Ardbeg. The taste is starting with a huge attack bombarding the mouth, then delivers a lot of sweetness, some apple juice and ashy smoke. Tastes youngish. The high alcohol strength hinders me to detect more flavors. With a little water added, the taste is rounder, less sweet and better balanced, but turns soon into bitter notes and dries up in the finish. That's the dilemma of this one: neat it's too fierce, but diluted it brings out too much wood. The nose I liked the most.


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