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Ardbeg 1997 Very Young

Overall rating
85.90/100
votes
74
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Committee Reserve
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2003
Stated Age
06 years old
Number of bottles
4002
Strength
58.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
04 Jul 2007 10:00 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 796,08

74 × member ratings

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Connoisseur granella2003
93
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91
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90
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90
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90
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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1997 Very Young

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.90 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    indeed a very young (6 years)
    pity he was bottled in 2003
    a few more years in a good barrel
    and he would have blown me away
    • Nose
      Iodine, salt, smoke, moldy sea and lemons (without water much pure alcohol)

    • Taste
      I'm not a fan of water, but today it was not without
      Caramel, peat, a lot of smoke, sweetness, citrus fruit, already a light taste of burnt bacon, delicate vanilla,
    • Finish
      Smoke and peat, bacon, salt, little sweet warm and long

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2004]  I opend a bottle and finished it August, 2006.  I bought it for 63 Euro.
    In
    my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 80.  My
    notes state a very immature profile with some flaws.  Not the Ardbeg I used to know...

  3. Dhugal MacArdry scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      72 72

  4. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Bram84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  6. markkerr02 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tried the whisky Very Young Ardbeg 1997/2003; 58.9% Coming from the first whisky that was distilled then Glenmorangie took over the ownership. Bottle sale especially for the members of the Ardbeg Committee. A total of 4002 bottles. In addition, a "mini-dram" was offered from fat samples, the 1975's and 1975's , 1990. The vote on Best Whisky gave the following results (Rank 1, 2 and 3, respectively, scored 3, 2, and 1, respectively). 1. Ardbeg Lord of the Isles 187 points 2. Ardbeg Uigeadail 98 points 3. Ardbeg 17Y 77 points 4. Ardbeg Committe Reserve 2002 72 points 5. Ardbeg Ten 50 points 6. Very Young Ardbeg 7 points http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2040%20Ardbeg.html

  7. zby0001 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. granella2003 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    This bottling was released especially for

    members of the Ardbeg Committee (the free to join distillery club). A 6 year

    old, this was the first release entirely using spirit distilled since the

    distillery reopened in 1997. The idea was that comments were welcomed from the

    committee, hence the `For Discussion...` branding.

  9. ontherocks scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    For me this one is clerly the best of all these Very young - Renaissance releases. It`s not as herbal in style as the 1998 and later distillates. This is the only 97 Ardbeg I tasted yet and I think it`s much closer in style to the Ardbegs from the old times then what theay produced later. But it`s definitely what it`s called: Very young.

  10. Willie JJ scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Ok I know its young, but it's great spirit and it has obviously been
    matured in fine casks. I understand that the sheer intensity of it may
    not be for everyone, but frankly if I'm in the mood for it this is great
    stuff. Yum!
    • Nose
      Iodine, carbolic and lint. I suspect this is what Lister's ward must
      have smelt like when he was experimenting with antisepsis in the 1850s
      and 60s. Fresh sea air and shellfish too.
    • Taste
      Salt and spice, salt and spice, but then the youth of the dram breaks out with Ardbeg new-make notes all over the place.
    • Finish
      Endlessly sizzling on the tongue like salty sherbet.

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