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Ardbeg Tasting – October 25th – 7PM


Re: Ardbeg Tasting – October 25th – 7PM

Postby Ryguy » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:24 am

Ok I'm having waay too much fun here, this AAT is outstanding. I can see after this I've definitely got to re-try the Renaissance, and who knows what after that. :D :D :D
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Re: Ardbeg Tasting – October 25th – 7PM

Postby Ryguy » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:29 am

Ardbeg 1998/2007 'Almost There' ( 54.1%, OB, 2007 )

Nose: More peat, more medicinal, little to no fruits, burnt wood.
Palate: Vanilla/cocoa mix, then seaweed, peat and pepper.
Finish: Long. peaty, nice and smokey. More balanced finish than the ASY.
Comment: I love Ardbeg!! Many thanks to Tim (lohssanami) for this sample!!
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Re: Ardbeg Tasting – October 25th – 7PM

Postby Ryguy » Tue Oct 28, 2008 1:38 am

Ardbeg Renaissance ( 55.9%, OB )

Nose: Beautiful balance of peat, vanilla, cocoa and all those wonderful Ardbeg maritime notes just float around in the background.
Palate: YESS! Everything the 10 has to offer plus some!! This is nicely balanced, dark chocolates and vanilla, with peat and wood smoke, all with a very nice oily feel to it.
Finish: Long oily and peaty.
Comment: Excellent stuff!!!
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Re: Ardbeg Tasting – October 25th – 7PM

Postby mikeymad » Tue Oct 28, 2008 3:47 am

Ryguy wrote:
Willie JJ wrote:Was it good Mikey, or did it kill all 3 of you? :wink:


Yeah Mikey....so how was it? Notes please...:D :D :D


As you might guess at that point in the evening it was more about the enjoyment of the beverage and the enjoyment of the company around.... So there was no detailed notes taken at the time.....

I guess that just means I will have to try it again (several times) and make some more notes... :thumbsup: :D :thumbsup:

The general comments in the room where 'holy crap', 'auuugughhh', 'man that is good', 'this is different from the rest of the Ardbegs we tried', 'that is the best Ardbeg that I have had'. 'cheers', 'smoke and candy', 'dude', 'is it open?', 'dude', 'thanks'

Those are not bad notes......

Cheers,
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Re: Ardbeg Tasting – October 25th – 7PM

Postby lohssanami » Tue Oct 28, 2008 8:44 am

I really must say that the Provenance was a leap above the Ardbeg's I've had, but it's tough saying that as I don't want to diminish how great the other beverages were that were tasted. It was really an incredible drink, and I am thankful I got to have a go at it. Thanks Mikey!

I enjoyed revisiting the following:

Very Young - Raw, young and full of fire.
Still Young - Warm and sweeter than the VY.
Almost There - If the Ren didn't taste so good, I'd say this one "was" there.
Renaissance - Great bottle.
10 (L7) - Pretty relaxed after the previous 4, but still a peat monster.
Uigeadail (L6) - I like this one no matter where I taste it in this order.
Airigh Nam Beist (L6) - Nice and soothing at this point.

I got to enjoy a 2nd taste of:

Corryvreckan - thanks to Ras though ryguy...this one is really a great tasting whisky with lots of stuff going on.
1978 Vintage (thanks Mikey) - I'd really like to get a bottle of this one.

I tasted for the first time:

Serendipity - thanks to Nick (C57)...this one was interesting.
17 (L0 43% US version) - wish this one was still available under $100.
Lord of the Isles - thanks again to Nick (C57) for this great sample. I need a bottle of it...
Provenance (US version 54.7%) - see comments above.

Thanks to Mikey for hosting, and we'll definitely have to go through these again.
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Re: Ardbeg Tasting – October 25th – 7PM

Postby Willie JJ » Tue Oct 28, 2008 11:47 am

mikeymad wrote:The general comments in the room where 'holy crap', 'auuugughhh', 'man that is good', 'this is different from the rest of the Ardbegs we tried', 'that is the best Ardbeg that I have had'. 'cheers', 'smoke and candy', 'dude', 'is it open?', 'dude', 'thanks'

Those are not bad notes......

Ha ha, those might be the best notes I've ever seen :lol: :lol: :lol:

Cheers Mikey
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Re: Ardbeg Tasting – October 25th – 7PM

Postby mikeymad » Tue Oct 28, 2008 6:21 pm

lohssanami wrote:1978 Vintage (thanks Mikey) - I'd really like to get a bottle of this one.


Well you have a bottle... sorry there is no more contents.... :(

lohssanami wrote:Thanks to Mikey for hosting, and we'll definitely have to go through these again.


Many thanks Tim for bringing the great flight of young ones... made a great balance.

Cheers,
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