A bottling from the turn of the millennium. Distilled back in 1972 at Ardbeg, aged for 27 years and then bottled in January 2000 by Douglas Laing for the Old Malt Cask range.
1972 was the year when the distillery was buying most of its malts from the mainland, before buying more and more from Port Ellen Maltings. Colour: gold. Nose: huge, immediate, full of tar, bandages and antiseptic. Riding an old Ducati Desmo in a long abandoned Michigan hospital. Mouth: absolutely terrific. Menthol, camphor, lemons, more bandages, iodine, ‘good’ rubber, more tar, even more tar, even more tar than that… Phew! Finish: extremely long, tarry, lemony, yet very clean… Epitomical, as they say. Comments: a fat boy for sure. One of the most medicinal, tarry and smoky Ardbegs. SGP:358 - 93 points.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|Bottling Date||January 2000|
|ABV/ Volume||50.0%/ 70cl|