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Overall rating
87.88/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2009
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
First Fill Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
1979
Number of bottles
193
Strength
58.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
2000000672403
Added on
06 May 2009 10:55 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 340.93

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20 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1998 AD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.88 points

  1. Bram84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  2. squaadgras scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 193 bottles from cask 1979

    Makes a rewarding comparison with the Breath of Islay 1992 cask no. 5351. Although Ardbeg specifies a higher level of peating than the other, this does not come through so dramtically in the spirit. This bottling is from a first fill Bourbon barrel, and is deep gold in colour. The nose has fruits in front (apricots, soft fruits, stewed gooseberries), with Savlon antiseptic cream and dentists’ mouthwash behind, and a trace of sweet pastry. The first clutch of aromas once water is added are fresh and mineral-like – bath salts, spa scents, swimming pools – but these fill out with maritime scents, linseed oil and honey-roast smoked ham. The ‘honey-roast’ doesn’t prepare you for the sweetness in the mouth, with traces of eucalyptus then plenty of smoke in the medium to long finish.

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