Ardbeg 1972 29 Years Douglas Laing - Old Malt Cask

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A single cask bottling of Ardbeg whisky, distilled in 1972 and aged for 29 years. This whisky has undergone a finishing process of a minimum of 6 months in a sherry cask, before being bottled at Douglas Laing's preferred strength of 50%.


Colour: light gold. Nose: some sherry (sweetish) and the usual Ardbeg. Very bold and rich. Mouth: great interplay peat-sherry. Lots of iodine, tar, and some burnt tyre notes ala Port Ellen. Long finish, on some strong medicinal notes (campher, bandages). A beauty, and in this case the finishing seems to add some complexity. I wouldn't say a 'naked' version wouldn't have been better, though. 92 points (Davin 95, Olivier 95).


    Distillery Ardbeg
    Classification Single Malt Whisky
    Bottle No./Released -/432
    Vintage 1972
    Age 29
    Bottler Official Bottling
    Bottling Date August 2001
    ABV/ Volume 50.0%/ 70cl
    Rating/SGP 92/-
    Cask Number -


    Category: Rare

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