Ardbeg 1991 Old Malt Cask (Cask 5120)
Added on Thursday, Feb 4, 2010 at 09:02 PM
  Bottler: Douglas Laing
  Age: 18 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1991 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 50.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: $134 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Distilled 1991 March       Bottled 2009 April       DL Ref 5120       Refill Hogshead       357 Bottles
£81.73
Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 
Nose is phenolic with sugar cane, iodine, and hints of oceanic stuff (sand/salt/seashells). Bubblegum. Enticing. The musty aspect I find in many Ardbegs isn't particularly here. Palate -- yep, that's a tasty whisky. Somewhat more medicinal than an arguably typical Ardbeg, with a savory aspect like burnt steak fat. Mildly sweet. Finish continues the theme at length, with white pepper and ash becoming most prevalent. A tasty peat treat with a sugary undercurrent wrapped in something sorta antiseptic. 
Chris
 
N: Lemon, shellfish (clam shells), marshmallow whip topping(?).
P: Golden syrup of peaty joy.
F: The sugars really come out in the finish, really coats the mouth. 
Sku
 
Nose:  peat and chimney smoke.  That autumnal smell of someone having a fire in the neighborhood when it starts to cool off.
Palate:  sweet malt and peat with some citrus and fresh apple cider.
Finish:  Peat smoke.

Just a really good Ardbeg, no more and no less. 
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