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Ardbeg 10 Year Old bottled 2000s

Pop's old gas heater

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@FrostReview by @Frost

25th Oct 2015

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Ardbeg 10 Year Old bottled 2000s
  • Nose
    23
  • Taste
    22
  • Finish
    23
  • Balance
    23
  • Overall
    91

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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.

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6 comments

@Cunundrum
Cunundrum commented

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

about one year ago 0

@Cunundrum
Cunundrum commented

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.

about one year ago 0

@Cunundrum
Cunundrum commented

type: again = "aging"

about one year ago 0

@Frost
Frost commented

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

about one year ago 0

@Frost
Frost commented

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

about one year ago 0

@Cunundrum
Cunundrum commented

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

about one year ago 0