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Serendipity 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.51/100
votes
99
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Supreme Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled
2005
Stated Age
12 years old
Number of bottles
16000
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
80% Ardbeg + 20% Glen Moray
Barcode
5010494025262
Added on
12 Jul 2009 7:09 pm

Average value

€ 396.08

32 × in wishlist

99 × member ratings

423 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Serendipity 12-year-old

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.51 points

  1. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  2. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. ASWhisky scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    a whiskey of the time needed from the nose to the finish
    the nose is developing very nicely and there is a lot to be found
    rather complicated in the mouth, here too the notes develop through repeated attempts
    a welcomed dram

    Of course, as an Ardbeg lover I had to try it once
    he is just a little budding legend

    I still have it in my mouth now
    I like the finish
    and the little franz. Apricots in the mouth
    • Nose
      Port water, coffee, fine ash smoke, fresh hay in the sun, vanilla, apricots and ripe banana, chamomile, some love apple
    • Taste
      smooth, cool and oily, bananas, chamomile, middle tongue smoke, ripe small French apricots, dark dry cocoa powder
    • Finish
      medium, slightly bitter> wood> chocolate, salt, fine smoke & peat> malt sweetness and juice of fresh grasses and hay> malt and chocolate

  4. Malt Hans scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Fruity aroma, banana, pear, grass, peat and vanilla. Vanilla sweet and smoky taste, mint, toffee, pear, malt and tea. Medium long, peaty and spicy end.

  5. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The Book, Ardbeg: A Peaty Provenance, quotes Hamish Torrie as saying the Ardbeg that was mixed was meant to supply the `17`, but unfortunately had to be creatively made into an alternative expression. If, during 2004, some old Ardbeg were going to the bottling facility of vatting tank, it would have been closer to 23 or 24 years old. Since Ardbeg was closed in early 1981, the only old stock that would have gone into the `17` would have been from the pre-closure stock.

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The Serendipity was offered to Committee members in the form of a booklet sent out on April 1st, 2005. More info @ http://ardbegproject.com/serendipity.shtml

  7. PWA scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Its the other way around: 20 % Glen Moray and 80 % 18 year old ardbeg

  8. Feusi scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    An accident? In any case, a new world. Apparently 80 to 20% Glen Moray to Ardbeg. Creamy and smooth with typical Ardbeg in the nose. A long peaty finish. For one time, this a positiv accident.

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