Ardbeg 2001 SMWS 33.105
Added on Monday, Feb 13, 2012 at 11:37 PM
  Bottler: Scotch Malt Whisky Society
  Age: 9 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 57.50 % Region: Islay
  Price: $90 Availability: Specialty Stores

"Sweet and savoury"

Distilled October 2001       1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel       239 Bottles 

Member Ratings and Notes

Nose of subtle smoke, light honey and fruity strawberries, pinot grigio. Palate is nice enough, pretty fruity altogether though not hugely so, smoke restrained.


Peated and fine, but uninteresting and not great Ardbeg. Damn it!  C+/B-

N: Light and delicate islay nose with a floral quality. A fair bit of peat mingles with vanilla oil, citrus and minerals. Some wet rust metal notes alongside motor oil.


P: Very pleasant on the palate. It is sweet and savory and the peat level is low but crisp and clean. The brine comes out toward the mid palate and mixes with citrus and caramel.


F: Lingering finish with ash and dark tea.


n: simple peat


p:  dull peat.  earthy and somehow stale,  Mostly sucky.


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