Ardbeg Auriverdes

Overall rating
86.13/100
votes
141
Whiskybase ID
WB54177
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2014
Strength
49.9 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
081753825027
Added on
25 apr 2014 9:57 pm by Feis_ile
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 176.88

34 × in wishlist

141 × member ratings

1029 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Auriverdes

17 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.13 points.

  1. Snerik scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    I think this is a damn good peated (emphasizing) dram. Highly enjoyable!  
    • Nose
      Smoke, sweet vanilla, firewood, raspberries, seashells, padrons (the tapas dish) and some freshly cut firewood. 
    • Taste
      More smoke, more firewood, less fruity and green notes. It's actually very peaty on the palette (with a slightly buttery texture), which is a good thing.  
    • Finish
      Again, very peaty. But (!) the sweet raspberry/vanilla note find its way back and makes up for a more complex experience. 

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  3. emersonmpls scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    This was their 2014 Feis Isle bottling.

    Sweet & salty. Maybe like candied bacon. Or maple syrup with bacon. The finish lingers with heat (49%). There’s vanilla, too, which is my favorite of the flavors.

  4. Comet67 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. thebonewolf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Some smoke, vanilla extract.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Light, fruity smoke, earthy, wood, sweet.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long. Raspberry, smoke, pepper, vanilla.

  8. nallacam scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Mark-E scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    No, that does not convince me
    • Nose
      some smoke, sweetness, cold ashes, some vanilla with water: more vanilla, slightly malt
    • Taste
      Tender on the palate, the smoke is stronger, the alcohol is felt and bumps,
      with water: rice pudding?
    • Finish
      long, smoke is strong, cold and wet earth, tires,

  11. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:
    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2014/12/14/ardbeg-auriverdes-ob-2014/

  12. Whisky-Tester did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  13. whiskyroma scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    C : gold N : The ardbeg character is immediately recognizable since the opening of this bottle. Immediately, a strong hint of smoke and peat came up with a noticeable phenolic component. It also presents fresher notes of fruit, especially green apple then wet earth. Left to rest for a month it gains a few more features, persists peat and smoked emerge the vegetable component (heather and mint), imposing bitter notes of licorice and toasted coffee. P : In the mouth this dram explodes with a wide range of bitter notes from the coffee burned to the ash beyond the basic vegetal and smoke hints; open gains a little 'sweetness at the expense of the smokiness that fades allowing vanilla hints to emerge. After a month's restyled, it does not lose its bitter character, which is only slightly more pleasant with hints of extra dark chocolate and coffee and a slight spiciness of nutmeg and cloves. F : In the end there are the hints perceived on the palate leaving the mouth bitter, constant coffee and vegetable (chicory). Open, increases in salinity. The Auriverdes, released to celebrate the Brazilian World Cup, is certainly distinguished by all the ardbeg tasted so far, not one of the best, is excessively influenced by the particular methods of aging that homogenize the sensory spectrum. Intense and mellow nose, complex palate, tortured by bitter but with delicious sweet notes. In conclusion, a dram that does not disappoint the fans of arbeg, but it arouses distrust because it is a special release which is feared the mere commercial / collectibles.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  14. dram-drinker did not rate this whisky Photo Moderator

    Definitely smoky and ashy like a typical Ardbeg but not much other aromas like citrusy, lemony, etc. I'm also missing the great sweetness of the best Ardbegs and thus it is rather too dry for me.

  15. molar3rd scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweet and spicy with cinnamon gum , some pine resin, hints of mocha cappuccino ( Note: I often ponder if my tasting notes are affected by the PR blabber i read sometimes, having read this one’s PR previously I knew it was to be expected, but I swear I did find notes of that myself) Lemon. Ash and tar. Rather creamy and some vanilla too.

    Palate: Nom. Lovely sweet smoky bacon with bitter espresso and ash. Ardbeg DNA no doubt here, very distinguishable.Also quite medicinal & spicy and savoury with some dark 80% chocolate sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon powder.

    Finish: Very long. Smoky chocolates , and also very dry. Ash and soot.

    People keep on asking me (on social media mostly) so how is it? should I get one? Is it good? Is it better than last year’s version? and so on. Well there is no easy answer. It’s a lovely whisky for drinking. It’s tasty, it’s got the right complexity, and Ardbeg fans would like it very much. But, that can also be said about the Ardbeg 10 year old. The question is : Is this dram worth the 80 quid / 130 $ it will set you back? I quite liked this whisky and will consider buying it for actually drinking (and not collecting), if you’re like me, into drinking Ardbegs then you should give this Ardbeg a try. Don’t expect wonders, or thick mocha and vanilla on both sides of the glass. But do expect a yummy Islay, with the right balance,and a rather nice ex-Bourbon influence.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2014/04/09/auriverdes-the-new-ardbeg-on-the-block/

     

     

  16. dicembre29 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweet, sweet peat. And smoke, of course. Anise…fennel. Salt, pepper and ginger. A substantial lime note. Touch of lemon too. Honeydew melon and other soft, faint fruits. Quite creamy. Those coffee/mocha notes that are being advertised everywhere are indeed here. With quite some vanilla as well. Ice cream-ish. Love the oak notes; those both fresh and burnt to ash. Great nose all around.

    Palate: More lemon, with licorice, tar and damp ash. Surprisingly sweet and soft. Gentle smoke (well…gentle for someone accustomed to Ardbeg’s usual fare). Lively wood notes. Sharp coffee and dark chocolate (but not too heavy on these notes). Much going on here. Neat citric back end (is that grapefruit?!?). Also…more medicinal than I generally find Ardbeg.

    Thoughts: Great balance on this one. A softer Ardbeg than the last few releases. And surprisingly…all the better for it. The nose, in particular, is lovely. Again…closer in style to the Airigh Nam Beist, I think. Will have to try the two side-by-side.

    http://www.allthingswhisky.com/?cat=4

     

     

  17. whiskyroma scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  18. checkpointuk scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2014/feis-ile-2014-lagavulin-19y-sherry-butts-vs-ardbeg-auriverdes-33471/ Color: corn yellow
    Nose: smoke, iodine and earth as well as freshly pitted, wet peat in a lemon / orange mix. The whole sweetish spicy with a touch of grassy-young and immature spirit. Aromas of smoked ham, cinnamon and oak appear.
    Taste: Sweet round start, but immediately sharper and tart. Ash, herbs and mint with lots of salt and citric acid, nutmeg and black pepper dominate. Now sweeter impressions of honeycombs in maritime peat smoke - pleasant and balanced.
    Finish: Pretty long and very peppery-peaty - and still peatier. Chocolate notes with coarse-grained salt and smoky, peaty malt remain on the tongue - again balanced and delicious.
    89 points (nose: 87 / taste: 89 / finish: 90)

  19. Feis_ile did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Been specially made for the 2014 world cup in Brazil.

     
    • Nose
      Tarry and herbal notes with hints of mocha.
    • Taste
      Coffee grounds pass to smoked root veretables while-cured bacon collides with hot-smoked salmon.
    • Finish
      A lingering, smoky vanilla note.

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