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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ARDBEG
Fairly deep orange-tinged golden amber colour. Intense, complex, smoky, gently cedary, baked plum nose with some attractive iodine notes. Wonderful, expansive, fairly rich, medium to medium-full bodied, caramel-tinged, ripe plummy, smoke-tinged flavours that go on and on. CSPC 354258
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent Cha Hob
Country Scotland
Rating ***+(96 points)
Smooth, Rich, Flavourful
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
A Best Buy
TASTING NOTE: The follow-up to last year's Ardbeg Day, here's the cult distillery in its funkiest guise with a nose that's reminiscent (I'd imagine) of a frontier trading post: all pitch, furs, and gun oil. Some mint hangs around in the background alongside eucalyptus. This is an earthy, in-your-face Ardbeg with a hint of box-fresh sneakers indicating some youthfulness. The mouth is thick and chewy: wild mint, oily depths, and the slightly manic energy typical of Ardbeg's young years. Editor's Choice. Score - 91 (Dave Broom, whiskyadvocate.com, Vol. 22, #3) Price $ 176.95
Bottle Size 700 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 1, 2014
Cases bought 40 (6 bottles per case)

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