Ardbeg 2007 SMWS 33.143

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Thank you and goodnight!
Stated Age
08 years old
2nd Fill Ex-Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
59.9 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L15 335 13;44 2
Added on
19 jan 2016 8:21 pm by Allandale
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 207.88

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58 × member ratings

87 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 2007 SMWS 33.143

11 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.10 points.

  1. zzqfyl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. the_muskox scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful young Ardbeg, wise beyond its years.
    • Nose
      Deep dark meaty peat, imbued with a fat richness. Biltong, smoked oysters, smoked brisket, and grilled poblanos. Underneath the peat is dark sweetness – stewed fruit, dry red wine, dark chocolate, and some caramel corn. A bouquet garnis of herbs, a hint of licorice, and some black sesame seeds. Both black and red pepper.
    • Taste
      Medium-thick silky texture. Arrives with earthy dark chocolate, coffee, and rich lapsang souchong. Earthy and coastal peat dominates as it develops, bringing charred driftwood and dunnage warehouse. More dry wine here, slightly tart. As the peat lifts, it gets nutty and almost creamy. My jot-notes for this whisky include the phrase “caramel corn from hell”. I’m not quite sure what I meant by that, but it seems apt.
    • Finish
      Very long, earthy and toasty. Chocolate-covered cherries and fresh-roasted coffee beans. A little briny, with savoury seaweed and smoked seafood. Nutty, almost like a sharp aged cheddar.

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Amber / copper
    A red nose: sherry and red berries, sweet jam, leather, smoke, BBQ, beach campfire, toasted wooden barrels, coal and wet ash. But also brittle, nuts and a good portion of peat. The maritime aromas lie in the background and are replaced by the sweet peat.
    Alcoholic, pungent and with a lot of spicy, salty spice - chilli and paprika. In addition wood, a lot of sugar and a bitter-bitter herbal-mint freshness that brings great contrasts - for us rather not the right composition!
    Long - sharp and bitter with dry wood, dusty attic, ashes and actually relatively little peat at that moment. The smoke content is enormous, and notes of coal, cold asphalt and bitter cocoa penetrate. The fruit is submerged and the malt ends dry.
    85 points
    N: 87P / G: 83P / F: 84P

  4. checkpointrk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. dramspotter did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This bottling 33.143 and 33.132 and 33.133 and 33.134 were all distilled the same day. This cask was bottled after 33.133 so should have been 33.134 but due to a typo is ended up as 33.143 instead. Since the number 134 hadn't now been used the next bottling (which should have been 33.135 Peat roasted pig Hawaiian style) a few months later used 33.134 instead

  6. Jackson05 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Nose: tar, chocolate, salty, brine, seawater, smoke 

    Palate: leather, smoke, lemon, ash, tar, blood orange

    Finish: drier, more on leather and earth. Tar, smoke, peat of course. Citrus again. 

    Thoughts: quite a bit more citrus in this one. More more leather and earthy. Both are great, but my preference is towards the first one. Just really solid for a couple of 8 year olds. Thanks to u/tomodera for the samples. 

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      1 1
    • Taste
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  7. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 336 € at Whiskyauction in Nov. 2016

  8. fritzbrause scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    very interesting Ardbeg. Unusual. it has a lot notes of fresh alcohol but no typical fruity flavours of new spirit. everything you expect from an Ardbeg. smoke, peat, salt and so on plus some very intense and nice sweet roasted aromas that may come from the sherry refill. perhaps that was heavy toasted? I like it! could have had some more years in the cask to get more balanced or smooth, but nevertheless: it's Ardbeg! what do you expect.

  9. Arwen scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. FernetBranco scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  11. Armando did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Colour: Dirty copper kettle

    Flavour Profile: Spicy and sweet

    Big licks of maple bacon, sticky pulled pork over hickory smoke morphing into gooey treacle toffee, liquorice and violet. Crispy skinned fish with barbeque sauce and tropical fruit kebabs roasted over white hot coals. ‘Properly good smoke!’ one declared, he was right. Chargrilled pepper and sweet potato muddled gracefully with sundried tomatoes and garden canes. Water brought out a delicious feast of charred pork crackling and Frazzles served with a Bloody Mary. The morning after cure theme continued with more bacon, blood orange, BBQ sauce and red pesto all served in a smoky greenhouse. Wicked but very good.

    Drinking tip:  After dark


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