Ardbeg 10 Year Old Bottled 2000s

Pop's old gas heater

Reviewed by
Connosr member:

Frost

Date:

25th Oct 2015

Reviewer rating:

91

About this score:

  • Nose: 23
  • Taste: 22
  • Finish: 23
  • Balance: 23

The average score for this whisky is 93.

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Tasting Notes by Frost

My love affair with peated whisky began with my first introduction to peat. I wasn't on the fence, I was absorbed. Ardbeg - it's all your fault.

I just want to nose this all night. This is crisp and clean.

Nose: Phenolic peat, dark chocolate, lemon, vanilla, malt, salt, limestone

Taste: Brine, lemon, lime, sardines, green pears

Finish: Peat, campfire smoke, tar, the finish is long and fades gently

This 46% is smoother than many a 40%. I really love this whisky and hope that the distiller can maintain the quality.

Batch: L12 047 07:37 6ML

p.s. the title, this whisky fondly reminds me of my childhood at my grandparents house. Immigrants from the UK who had an old gas heater for the cold winters. The smell just takes me back.

Tags

Whisky details

Distillery/Brand:

Ardbeg

Region:

Islay

ABV:

46%

Colour:

Fino Sherry

Comments

Cunundrum

Cunundrum wrote:

Great review of a 3+ year old bottling of the 10 year. Bravo!

25 October 2015 04:55
Cunundrum

Cunundrum wrote:

I continue to be interested in the effects of "bottle again." Obviously, three years isn't enough to have much of an effect . . . or is it? Some of those grand old Glen Grants of yester-decade come to mind.

25 October 2015 04:56
Cunundrum

Cunundrum wrote:

type: again = "aging"

25 October 2015 04:57
Frost

Frost wrote:

I left this one standing upright and in a good temperature. I don't know what effect glass would have on the spirit.

25 October 2015 07:57
Frost

Frost wrote:

Actually I hope it has no effect and remains in a state of stasis. Otherwise the peaty edge may taper off.

25 October 2015 11:47
Cunundrum

Cunundrum wrote:

Light is the enemy. If it was stored away from sunlight it should be fine

25 October 2015 21:20

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