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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ARDBEG
Orange-tinged medium light golden yellow colour. Intense, faintly spicy, gently honeyed, beeswax-apple-plum nose with lots of smoky notes. Dry, medium-full bodied, harmonious, intense, mouth-filling, very smoky, somewhat malty, solid, ripe lemon-plum flavours with a lingering, faintly citrusy, cedar-tinged, faintly peppery, bright, intense, attractive, peaty finish. I like it a lot but realize that it isnít for everyone. This REPEAT has 57.1% alcohol with lot number C701723 on the lower part of the glass bottle. Last appeared in Vintages (***/***+) on April 2, 2016 at $192.95 and was an Explorer Selection. CSPC 211730
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent Cha Hob
Country Scotland
Rating ***/***+(95 points)
Solid, Intense, Very Smoky
LCBO Note Status A Vintage Assessments Explorer's Selection!
TASTING NOTE: As famous writers - including the occasional genius film director (stand up wherever you are my heroes Powell and Pressburger) - appear to be attracted to Corryvreckan, the third most violent whirlpool found in the world and just off Islay, to boot, - I selected this as my 1,500th whisky tasted for the historic Jim Murray Whisky Bible 2009. I'm so glad I did because many have told me they thought Blasda ahead of this. To me, it's not even a contest. Currently I have only a sample. Soon I shall have a bottle. I doubt if even the feared whirlpool is this deep and perplexing. 57.1%. Score - 96.5 (Jim Murray, Whisky Bible, 2018) Price $ 200.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - February 2, 2019
Cases bought 57 (6 bottles per case)

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