Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Bourbon Barrel
55.7 % Vol.
500 ml
Added on
29 Jul 2016 1:35 pm by whisk-O-thek
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 216.47

18 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

114 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Ar6 SMS

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.31 points

  1. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer;

    A first-fill bourbon barrel of Ardbeg, with all the muscular tones you would expect from the distillery. The sweetness blends with the smoke creating classic notes recognisable by all the distillery fans.

    Cask Details;
    Distillates from the early 2000’s matured in a Bourbon Barrel.

    Tasting Notes;

    Gentle and mild with notes of resin, grass and sweet porridge with honey. Sweet, fresh, white fruits are hiding behind a meaty and spicy smokiness. Picnic in a pine forest with Parma ham sandwiches marinated with mint, thyme, pepper and cumin, and a big portion of raita served as a side.

    The fresh first-fill cask comes alive and is predominant on the palate. The spiciness is still there with a much bitter kick this time, while the whisky becomes creamier. Predominant is still the herbaceous smoke walking side by side a fresh lemon and lime zestiness.

    Spicy and smoky medium finish. Smoked lemon peel with honey and vanilla biscuits with the classic mild meatiness, characteristic of this style of whisky.

  2. ConvalRen scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. fileosoph scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  4. Marcallan38yo did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    This bottle was sold 220,00€ on The Whisky Auction Society (WAS) in February 2017


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