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).
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|Bottling Date||August 2001|
|ABV/ Volume||50.0%/ 70cl|