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Ardbeg Still Young

Postby parvus » Sat Apr 15, 2006 10:59 am

Has anyone had the chance to try / buy the new young addition to the Ardbeg family?

It's for sale at RMW and on the Ardbeg site, and i'm considering buying a bottle or two soon.
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Postby Lord_Pfaffin » Sat Apr 15, 2006 4:46 pm

It's an Ardbeg OB! What's to consider?
If i had the chance i would without hesitation.
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Postby Jan » Sat Apr 15, 2006 8:59 pm

No not yet - on the fair I attended recently they advertised it at the Ardbeg stand, but it turned out they only had one or two bottles, which went very quickly indeed.

But I agree with Lord_P - the Very Young were quite good and and this is supposedly even better.

You can find find a review over at Whiskyfun.com:

http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivemarch06-2.html#210306
(Scroll down a bit.)

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Postby Frodo » Sun Apr 16, 2006 6:49 am

Lord_Pfaffin wrote:It's an Ardbeg OB! What's to consider?


Point taken!
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Postby Di Blasi » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:54 am

Just counting the days here in Norway for its release! 20! And my opened Very Young will probably be dry just then! I'm ready for it!
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Postby parvus » Mon Apr 17, 2006 1:58 am

I had another dram of the VY last night, hells bells that is one potent dram. Enjoyable, but the finish is just a bit much at times, very long and very 'sour'.
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Postby Jan » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:06 pm

parvus wrote:I had another dram of the VY last night, hells bells that is one potent dram. Enjoyable, but the finish is just a bit much at times, very long and very 'sour'.


For how long have your bottle been open?

Mine has been breathing for six months+ and it has lost a lot of it's initial "kick in the teeth" attack - it's now mellower and a bit sweeter. Actually I like it better now than when I first opened it.

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Postby parvus » Mon Apr 17, 2006 12:08 pm

3 Weeks or so, Jan. It's terrifyingly peaty at the moment, which is enjoyable, but the finish is just so intense and terribly invasive.
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Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:23 pm

Hi Jan,
that is good to know!

I found the VY just too "in yer face", but if this were to mellow over time, then I may just open some for this purpose!

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Postby Jan » Mon Apr 17, 2006 8:27 pm

WhiskyHammer wrote:Hi Jan,
that is good to know!

I found the VY just too "in yer face", but if this were to mellow over time, then I may just open some for this purpose!

Thanks,
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You're welcome :D

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Postby Mr Ellen » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:20 am

This is how Richard Joynson of Loch Fyne Whiskies describes it:

https://www.lfw.co.uk/secureshop.asp?Ta ... eg_10.html

:lol: :lol: :lol:

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Postby Scotchio » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:35 am

These comments make interesting reading. Sounds like Glenmorangie are going for a full on peat attack Ardbeg bigger than the younger stock they inherited. I get the feeling that although an interesting adventure young these recent casks could reach legendary standards at around 20years age whan they have had time to balance out. They certainly sound like they are built to last
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Postby bamber » Wed Apr 19, 2006 11:38 am

Very funny is that.

I battled through 2 bottles of the Very Young. I rather enjoyed it and certainly prefer it to 'Oogie.

An 8yo CS OB Ardbeg, with a cool label and warnings of 'it's too peaty - you wont like it'. I'm tempted to get in the car and drive rather than wait for one to come in the post.

I wont be adding water and plan to only sample it before 12.00 pm.
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Postby Jan » Wed Apr 19, 2006 12:36 pm

Bold Joynson is almost too honest for his own good - hillarious description. :D

If only LFW would ship to Denmark, sigh..


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Postby kiltrock68 » Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:18 pm

I tried the new SY at the Whiskyfair/Limburg and in my opinion its much more powerful than the VY. A real peat hammer! Its very close to the VY committee for discussion bottling.

As a fan of Ardbeg, you ll love it!
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Postby Jan » Wed Apr 19, 2006 1:22 pm

kiltrock68 wrote:I tried the new SY at the Whiskyfair/Limburg and in my opinion its much more powerful than the VY. A real peat hammer! Its very close to the VY committee for discussion bottling.

As a fan of Ardbeg, you ll love it!


More powerful than VY ??!! :shock: :shock: :shock:

Must really be a mouthfull then. Makes one wonder if they intend the new Ten to be akin to the current expression or if they plan to take it in a new, perhaps peatier direction...

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Postby Scotchio » Wed Apr 19, 2006 2:13 pm

according to peat smoke and spirit the forthcoming Glenmorangie Ardbegs should be increasingly peaty as they have upped the final phenol content of the new make to 24ppm by increasing the peating specification and retaining the husks of the barley.
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Postby Nock » Fri Apr 21, 2006 9:02 pm

Increased phenol levels?

that is good news indeed :D
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