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Overall rating
88.18/100
votes
79
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottling serie
Little Miss Piggy
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Port Cask Finish
Casknumber
MoS 14051
Number of bottles
182
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
22 Sep 2014 3:59 pm by DOC Dimple
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 399,00

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107 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1998 MoS

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.18 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    ranking:
    1st course, 2nd mouth, 3rd nose
    although the nose has the most intense notes
    she is not pleasant
    the mouth gets better and surprises something
    the best is the finish
    • Nose
      unmoved after pouring:
      Black radish juice, bitter, stale flowering water, lemon behind, charred wood smoke, some port keg breathe and puff after 20 minutes:
      The notes have become softer and a little more pleasant
      maritime and floral
      the wood smoke is milder for leather, fish, more lemon
    • Taste
      Cool pleasant start
      cold charcoal ash with citrus sweetness and caramel tones
      Bitter aromas, wood
      short warming on the tongue, smoke from the wood ash
    • Finish
      medium
      Sweetness of caramel and lemon
      pleasantly light ash smoke
      soft wood in caramel
      Bratapfelsaft
      dry

  2. GlenPiWi scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    It was finished in port cask for a brief period, just enough to add a little sweetness. Perfect balance between ashy peat and sweetness, in my opinion. The Arbeg character is still the main attraction. Be sure to try it with a few drops of water. Was exclusively available in the MoS Warehouse Shop in Paderborn, Germany

  3. Nigol scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

  4. coryfin scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    "In bed with Miss Piggy"

  5. Albaron scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Somehow, the poorly integrated alcohol breaks a lot and ultimately leads to a comparatively low rating, moreover, I find little to nothing of Ardbeg, which is generally not always the same bad, if the overall impression nevertheless convinced. The port finish was indeed quite useful, because otherwise there would be only smoke, alcohol and draft, even the fresh citrus aroma and licorice, which are almost always found at Ardbeg are not found. Maybe the licorice most likely. Although he wins with water, but then is not exactly the high flyer. He is quite delicious, but unfortunately not more than that. Accordingly, a little disappointing, because of the key data that could have been a blast.
    • Nose
      Slightly phenolic smoke, spicy pepper, raspberries, cold ashes, touch of barrely spice, slightly mineral
    • Taste
      strong onset, alcohol, here too the hot pepper and smoke superimpose everything, in the background slightly bitter barrel wort, a few raspberries and black currants
    • Finish
      when the strong alcohol subsides, comes cold smoke and ash, as well as a hint of draft, leather and ultimately some of the fruit sounds

  6. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Little Ardbeg character in the nose, on the tongue earlier. The nose is not quite as successful, in the taste it then attracts.
    • Nose
      Licorice and cold smoke. Behind it rises moist, loamy soil and moldy forest soil from the glass. The finish in the port barrel does not really get through the typical Ardbeg nose. Later a touch of lilac and violet fragrance.
    • Taste
      Floral sweetness on the tongue, mixed with cold ash. Salty. Slightly bitter wood at the beginning, but that disappears quickly. Beautiful tobacco and leather notes are coming.
    • Finish
      Medium-long and creamy, with wood, red grapes and cold smoke.

  8. Segens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    great nose but cannot keep the level in mouth and finish. Nevertheless a good dram but very overpriced as many Ardbeg nowadays!

  9. Bond scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Very well composed.
    • Nose
      Cottage Cheese, cereals  reminds me of the official Perpetuum. There is some sweetness, but it is bond to ashes and earth.
      + H2O: Even a bit dusty now.
    • Taste
      Definitly Port, but without overpowering the destilate. Tar, some salt, gingernuts, pepper joining in.
      +H2O: rounder and even more cramy now. Same notes, but their interconnection improved (though also quite good neat). The pepper's a bit stronger now.
    • Finish
      The oak having it's say now. Still sweet and somehow fruity.

  10. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This bottle was sold on whiskyauction.com on 11/04/2015 for 326 EUR;

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