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Ardbeg 10 Year Old

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@scribeReview by @scribe

6th Sep 2014


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Found notes on the Old Ardbeg 10, last drams, tucked in a drawer.

Nose: Licorice, and oily, tarry Sherry sweets. Freshly varnished fence posts. Stewed apples and lemon peel. Sea salt. So much goin on, people are afraid of it because they don't know what to think.

Body: fizzy cola, cough medicine, winter spices, then salt and red wine, but fruity like merlot. Raisins. Peanuts. Hint of toast.

Finish: licorice again, rounding it all off. Awesome dram - so much, so balanced for a 10 year old.

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vrudy6 commented


5 years ago 0

Anxyous commented

I'll wager that scribe has graded the different aspects on a scale of 1-10.

5 years ago 0

scribe commented

Yes - I used the option to rate out of 40. Didn't realise the site doesn't recalibrate to take that into account... If I scale it up, I make it 82.5.

If I had to rate it out of 100, I'd probably rate it higher actually - probably around 89. The whole is more than the sum of the parts.

Not I just need to find another bottle of the old 10 year :(

5 years ago 0

Victor commented

@scribe, you can change the score any time you wish to reflect what you actually mean, with respect to the conventional scoring system we use on Connosr. If you leave this score as it is, you do injustice to the reputation of the whisky.

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