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Ardbeg 2000 MoS

Overall rating
89.50/100
votes
119
Whiskybase ID
WB81479
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2016
Calculated age
16 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
MoS 16016
Number of bottles
540
Strength
54.8 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
24 apr 2016 1:54 pm by MacLeod66
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 549.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 2000 MoS

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.50 points

  1. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Delicious Ardbeg that was not killed by the sherry. However, he doesn't knock my socks off completely. You have to be careful with the addition of water, otherwise it will be too sweet and accessible / boring in the mouth.
    • Nose
      The smoke is of course present, but inevitably more subtle than with younger Ardbegs. Meat with herb rub from the smoker. Seasoned Salt. Add some berry fruits. Something like raspberries and josta berries. Again and again a little citrus fruit. A little wine cellar, clay soil and rotten wood.
    • Taste
      In the mouth it pushes well first. However, it is also sweeter than the nose. The berries are now more in the form of jam. Hearty smoke that is more intense in the mouth and dries over time. Now the oak begins to sit comfortably.
      With a little water, it is much tamer and sweeter when it starts. But loses some tension.
    • Finish
      Salt liquorice. The smoke is now rather ashy. The sweetness fades away and there is a subtle acidity. Oak wort.

  2. rottendon scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I put this malt in an Ardbeg tasting row, which included the two versions of the Dark Cove, all the way back, which turned out to be the right decision. In his approach, mouthfeel and "duration of sensation" he beats his predecessors by a long way. The flavor is very simple, albeit consistent. Only the slightly weaker balance and integration, it is owed that it is then a point less than the Dark Cove Committee. He just lacks a unique selling point.
    • Nose
      At the beginning, restrained, well-integrated smoke, a hint of sherry, a touch of citrus and rock. After a while you almost get into the glass, so beguiling he comes over. Dried fruits full, with light but quite typical smoke, moist rock, iodine and some salty sweat, with caramel pudding. Overall, the nose is quite simple and stable, even more waiting brings no more changes. The whole thing is warmed up a bit fuller and sweeter, but unfortunately the alcohol tickles a bit in the nose.
    • Taste
      A mighty start with dark-sweet toffee notes, menthol, herbs and a few tannins from the oak. The mouthfeel is very dense and creamy,
    • Finish
      The menthol note decays slowly, while a slightly bitter sweet ash layer still really long lines the mouth.

  3. chrizthewiz scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Loads of Sherry to begin with. Raisins, beef jerky, leatherboots, some rancio, old style cough medicine. A fireplace thats almost burned down. A little sulphur. This one needs time to let the typical ardbeggian salted lemons and seaweed find their way through the sherrymuddle.Mouth: Tar and peatsmoke battle with the sherry and toasted oak. Lindt’s seasalt chocolate served alongside an espresso! Some exhaust fumes and sherry linger in the medium long finish.Comments: A nice bottling. Would love to see more of these at affordable prices (yeah, right…). Certainly one to crack open and enjoy! /89

    https://justadram.org/feasting-on-ardbeg-part-1/

  4. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Mannix65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The wow effect of a Sherry Ardbegs unfortunately remains out, can not fulfill my expectation Caution: watered down very quickly
    • Nose
      Meat on the open barbecue, cold stale smoke, musty dusty cellar - after a long life red fruit emerges, grapes and Johanisbeersaft - with 2 drops of water creates a hospital aura with gauze bandages and disinfectants - but over all lies a thick ash layer
    • Taste
      Campfire smoke, gum, a lot of salt - dull without any freshness - with water it completely collapses in the aroma
    • Finish
      medium-length sherry with a bit bitter oak

  6. Tommyknocker scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    a beautiful not too intrusive sherry keg, pure is the nose terrific, the taste a little too violent Aschenoten, overall delicious and different than usual. No water!
    • Nose
      Pure: Immediately as a first impression: BBQ party with spare ribs soaked in BBQ sauce. In addition, dark honey, heavy old bourbon. With some time in the glass then more complex very kräutrige notes, rosemary, nutmeg, caraway. Then the sherry comes more forward with classic raisins and light raspberry. Blind, I would have typed on a port wine barrel. With water: gets even spicier, the smoke goes back a bit. A Rumartige sweetness comes afterwards. It was better.
    • Taste
      Pure: initially incredibly smoky, campfire mixed with cold ashes. Krass, you have to like it. Then a torrent of sweet cream brulee, caramel and then slightly fruity, rather spicy sherry. Salt, and herbs behind. The fleshy nose does not come out here. With water: the ashes increase, the sherry loses, the salty herbal notes increase. Here too much better.
    • Finish
      medium long, smoky, spicy, some sherry notes linger

  7. Astrid scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Can hold most of Ardbeg's original bottlings, but they shouldn't be the benchmark for a cask strength single cask either. In fact, we have a lot of smoke and sherry here, but the distillery character can still assert itself and provide entertainment. For the full review, go here: https://halbendrinks.de/2022/03/26/malts-of-islay/
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. ConvalRen scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this blind, the palate was an instant hit right in the ball. Was thinking of Dark Cove or Supernova 2014, and certainly it is an Ardbeg.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. katarn_rb scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Burned campfire, leather, sherry, salt, and herbs.
    Doesn't need water.

  10. Othorion scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Prunes, smoke, cough drops, salty breeze, oranges, raspberries, earthy, old cellar, a few raisins
    • Taste
      91 91
      Caramel, menthol, smoke, tar, salty and creamy, dark chocolate and wild berries
    • Finish
      89 89
      Menthol, smoke, ash and salty liquorice

  11. Whiscask scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

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