Ardbeg 1992 SS

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Silver Seal (SS)
Bottling serie
Collecting Whisky
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 mar 2009 11:36 am

Average value

€ 359.63

8 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1992 SS

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.67 points.

  1. wncvirus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sweet smoky notes with hints of sherry
    Taste: From the first sip, the taste is obviously noticeable with the addition of sweet sherry.
    Rating: 87 | 100 Long smoky finish. No item seems ok. There were no fireworks in it

  2. malthead scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

  3. WillWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    After months, ashy note dominated.
    Still nice not not yet a great one to me.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Slightly soy sauce comes then comfortable smoky peat, bolied fruit, peel
    • Taste
      87 87
      Smooth and gentle peat, little bit warm
    • Finish
      86 86
      Not much after taste to me, a comfort peat dram

  4. lyndondd428 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This 1992 Ardbeg, matured for 12 years in a sherry cask, seems to be one of the best discovery of Collecting Whisky, and should confirm the top level of Silver Seal bottlings.

    N: huge sherry influence: there's a little peat, but very gentle and in the background, without any smokiness involved. The sherry cask shows orange, raisins; there's a little meatiness too (as in some peculiar Springbanks and Longrows), but very enjoyable and definitely not aggressive. Some notes of cooked prunes and nutmeg. Very good, very complex, in constant evolution.

    P: ok, here comes Ardbeg, with its typical strong peat - strong it is, but not overshadowing all the other flavors (red fruits, mainly raspberry). The sweetness evolves towards a lovely woodiness, slightly smokey. Really gentle: in the end you also have the classic amazing saltiness of Port Ellen malts. Quite dry. Wonderful and very drinkable, you never feel that water's needed.

    F: habemus finish. Medium lenght. We're mostly on sweet, dry wood: far is the brutality of some Ardbegs, this is a very gentle finish... And in the end, your lips are salty.

    It's not easy to predict how a sherry cask will behave with an Islay malt: sometimes you can face a hostile product, sometimes you can face jewels of balance and complexity. This goes definitely in the second category: a wonderful young sherried Arbed, gentle, sweet, well balanced. Highly recommended: it seems that there are five or six bottles left...


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