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Ardbeg 17-year-old

Category Single Malt from Islay, Scotland
Details Details
Distillery
District Islay
Bottler Distillery Bottling
Age 17 years old
Strength 43.0 % Vol.
Size 750 ml
Price 200.00$ 218.00£ 168.00
Uncolored Non-chillfiltered
hs305 Note
about a week ago
hs305 gave this whisky 87 points

[November, 2000]  I had this dram during an Ardbeg rarities tasting at Kyrburg. 

In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 87,5.  My notes state a rich and peaty profile with some sherry flavours.  There is almost no finish at all.  With water it gets more gentle and the finish is a little longer (but still rather short).

This dram was distilled in 1980/81 and bottled in 1998.

There is no accounting for taste...
Przemyslaw Kopanczyk Tasting note
about a year ago
Przemyslaw Kopanczyk gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Pale gold
Nose

Ardbeg 17 Year Old (1999) (43%)
8,5 Delikatnie dymna z nutą cynamonu, masła orzechowego oraz koszonej trawy z odrobiną kobiecych perfum .

Taste

8,6 Lekko dymna z nutą pomarańczy, zielonego jabłka, soli morskiej oraz gorzkiej herbaty.

Finish

8,5 Średniej długości, lekko pikantny oraz dymny z nutą soli morskiej oraz białej czekolady.

Ras Mazunga Note
a few years ago
Ras Mazunga gave this whisky 88 points

This whisky definiently needs a drop of water and more than a few minutes imho. Starting with the smell of white bread, later peatier and more and more complex. 

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