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Overall rating
88.14/100
votes
47
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2014
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 14049
Number of bottles
218
Strength
56.3 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
15 Nov 2014 2:27 pm by cadillac
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 535.86

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1998 MoS

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.14 points

  1. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Cold ashes in the beginning. Then a round and greedy side that settles. Very cool. Then he calms down a bit to deliver mostly caramel. Peat is more discreet. On the palate, his age speaks with a lot of generosity, rich caramel. Pepper too. Alcohol is very well integrated. Chocolate finish. With a little water, the nose becomes even more biscuity and creamy. In the mouth, it is tasty and more fruity. The finale, she, recalls the origin of this whisky with iodine, salt and ashes. Enthusiasm 4/5

  3. stalowka2 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      dried fruit, sherry clear, paint, solvent, volatile, barbacue sauce, citrus. With water cut grass, a little smoke.
    • Taste
      peat and smoke, smoked, caramel, medicines, peat is not pushy, salty, milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      long finish, a little bitter, later turning into sweet

  4. FernetBranco scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Green and sweet nose, cold ash, iodine point, not very expressive. Very sweet mouth, very well integrated alcohol, aromas of plants and peat. Final more focused on bitter plants. Not very typical of Ardbeg and not too much my profile.

  6. Ivynor scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A very good ardbeg, which is drunk alone, but not very complex and a poor value for money.
    • Nose
      Peat, cold ashes, medicinal plants, lots of iodine. Low fat and sweet, the whole is not very greedy.
    • Taste
      Very sweet, easy, oily, on ashes, medicinal plants, peat. The sherry is not very marked, it accompanies all with this very sweet, sweet character (milk chocolate, caramel).
    • Finish
      Ashen, a little sherry and peat.

  7. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Stunning Ardbeg,
    perfectly balanced. And eminently quaffable without water, despite the cask
    strength. Available for around 180 EUR.
    • Nose
      It starts fairly
      sweet with loads of earthy notes. I would describe the sweetness as almonds and
      rhubarb. A bit of old leather shines through as well. After a few moments milk
      chocolate kicks in. And brown sugar. Once past the sherry, the typical Ardbeg
      shines through with loads of peat and a salty edge. Wet tar. Wonderful.
    • Taste
      It is quite oily on
      the palate. Almost creamy. Immediately sweet peat, loads of sea salt and ashes,
      before the sherry takes over and makes it warm and sweet on vanilla, yellow
      plums and rhubarb. Hints of grapefruit. Surprisingly sweet, but what a tasty
      dram!
    • Finish
      In the warm and long
      finish, the fruit evolves towards the dried variety and is wrapped in a smoky
      blanket. It dies, despite the sherry sweetness, a very salty death.

  8. tomy63 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    gold color, exuberant nose but a little disgusting in the long run as sweet enough, on brown sugar and caramel, otherwise really very peaty, iodized, and well marked by the rubber side of Ardbeg. The mouth is in the same line, very easy to drink, a little vanilla, big peat and sweet sherry, quite thick. Good length. The whole lack a little balance and finesse, the first sip is excellent but we get tired quickly.

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