Ardbeg 28 yo 1972/2001 (50%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, 186 bottles)
Colour: gold. Nose: easier, more delicate, with a little white
chocolate and crystallised oranges before the tarry, medicinal notes
come out. But it does become very bandagey again over time. Less
immediate than the 27 yo but they become very much alike after a good
fifteen minutes. Mouth: a bit easier again, and yet it’s no easy whisky.
Big, fat, with a little oranges this time, quinine, tarry liquorice…
Full Ardbeg! Finish: long, with more salt and an earthy side. Orange
drops. Comments: absolutely wonderful again. It started slower than the
27, but it did catch up. SGP:457 – 93 points.