Ardbeg 1973 32 Years - Single Cask #1146

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An old single cask Ardbeg 1973 bottled from a bourbon hogshead for the Italian market in 2004.


Colour: gold. Nose: much more classically Ardbeg, with lots of tar, peat smoke, liquorice, wet hay and wet dog plus a little eucalyptus and camphor as well as lemon juice and fresh almonds. Very bold and sort of electric. Huge notes of new tyres, coal smoke… This is just ‘Ardbeg’. Fab stuff. Mouth: a superb attack again, on espresso coffee, chestnut honey and of course lots of peat. Peated malt (grains), salted liquorice, hints of cloves and nutmeg plus some great oaky tones… Gets very medicinal… and a long finish on chlorophyll, peat, liquorice and a pinch of salt… Yes, just fab and, again, dangerously drinkable. 95 points.


    Distillery Ardbeg
    Classification Single Malt Whisky
    Bottle No./Released 188/219
    Vintage 1973
    Age 32
    Bottler Official Bottling
    Bottling Date 14 October 2004
    ABV/ Volume 49.5%/ 70cl
    Rating/SGP 95/-
    Cask Number 1146


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