Ardbeg 1994 Murray McDavid
Added on Sunday, Jan 15, 2012 at 09:39 PM
  Bottler: Murray McDavid
  Age: 14 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1994 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 55.30 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
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Member Ratings and Notes
Fuji
 

The nose is very pungent with lots of peat, brine and bbq notes.  There’s also some vanilla oil sweetness as well. There’s a big peat attack on the palate and it’s more salty than I imagined after nosing it.  You definitely feel the abv on this (55.3%) but it isn’t terrible.  There’s just a bit of cinnamon and fudge in this.  The long finish of citrus and peat sticks. 

 

This is definitely something for the peat freaks out there.  Peat on the nose.  Peat on the palate.  Peat on the finish.  So I’d stay away from this if you don’t like peat.  B/B+

Adam
 
Sweet smokey nose with a bit of acetone. Palate is better than advertised, a pleasantly sweet and smokey Ardbeg with no surprises, but it delivers well on what it does. Lighter and fruitier as far as stuff like this goes.  B/B+
Sku
 

Nose:  Iodine, medicinal, coastal, etc., etc.

Palate:  Very sweet opening with plenty of peat.

Finish:  Peat, smoked fish, coal, etc., etc.

 

Very typically Ardbeg.  Not complicated but good.  Similar to one of the OB ten year olds but at higher strength.

Andy
 

n:  Salted red hots

 

p:  Hot.  Tire rubber and potting soil.  Rotten yarn finish. 

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