Ardbeg 1991 DL Platinum Old & Rare
Added on Thursday, Jun 7, 2012 at 11:42 PM
  Bottler: Douglas Laing
  Age: 20 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1991 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 48.30 % Region: Islay
  Price: $400 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Distilled March 1991     Bottled April 2011     Refill Hogshead     81 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 

Gentle smoke in the nose, with stone fruits and that Ardbeg mustyness. Lemon, chardonnay, oak, a little plastic.

 

Yeah that's a nice palate, a peppery-smoke sweetness with lemon-apple notes. Something like freezer-burn thing in the finish. More on coal as it opens up.

 

I don't mean to impune Douglas Laing, but this is one of those Platinum bottlings where they're just jacking up the price because it's Ardbeg, and 20 years old, and… well yeah. Regardless, a nice and gentler Ardbeg.

 

...oh wait only 81 bottles? Lemme taste this again... Oh yeah, now this tastes much rarer! Same grade. 

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