Ardbeg 1997 SMWS 33.108
Added on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 11:39 PM
  Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
  Age: 13 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1997 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.60 % Region: Islay
  Price: $110 Availability: Specialty Stores

"Unusual, intriguing and delightful"

Distilled October 1997       2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel       220 Bottles 

Member Ratings and Notes

Nose is quite sweet and nectary, medium smoke, some ham. Palate is also kinda sweet and, yeah there's the smoke. A little bacon joins in the finish, with shiso leaf.


Nice, satisfying sweet smoke. But not unusual or remarkable. 

Burning plastic, asphalt, tarmac and all spice.  Makes me think of a barn yard (hay stack and old weathered wood).  Sweet malty back bone with fresh squeezed lime, vanilla and cracked peppercorn.
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