Ardbeg 1979 Spirit of Scotland
Added on Wednesday, Sep 17, 2008 at 09:37 PM
  Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
  Age: 26 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1979 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 54.80 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Bottled 1-11-05 (UK dating)
Cask no. 9850
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 
Excellent.  Great balance of peat and sugary sweetness, mouth-coating, big long finish, but not over-the-top. Although there isn't massive complexity, the stuff that's in there is about the best it gets. 
Chris
 
N: Crème brûlée (i.e. custard, caramel, and burnt sugar) and sublime peat follows. 
P: This is delicious Ardbeg!  Oily and mouthing coating, weighty peat and a trace of chocolate.
F: Long, super long, big wave of peat and sugar.
Just so enjoyable, I would fill glass after glass until it's gone.   Only one problem....it's not mine!!!!
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