Ardbeg 1974 Connoisseurs Choice NAS
Added on Thursday, Mar 19, 2009 at 07:32 PM
  Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1974 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: Islay
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
"Old map label."
Member Ratings and Notes
N: Farmy peat, motor oil, garage smells, gunpowder.  It smells like War.  Like when I was in the s*** in Nam'.
P: Really nice dirty peat, greasy, funky, and smokey.  
F: Lingering diesel and other bizarre stuff.
Hardcore, man, hardcore. 
Nose of various phenols -- smoked earth, iodine, and coal.  The palate is a sweet peat treat.  Fruity.  The smoke is restrained, though unmistakably present.  Interesting antiseptic notes too.  The finish is surprisingly short-ish -- and it grows more antiseptic here -- with faint smokey/medicinal hints lingering much longer.  The flavor is huge for 40%, and never overwhelming, but always satisfying.  YUM. 
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