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Ellenstown?

Postby Admiral » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:04 am

Anybody got any info on this seemingly (new?) independent bottler?
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Re: Ellenstown?

Postby Drrich1965 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:10 am

Admiral wrote:Anybody got any info on this seemingly (new?) independent bottler?


I have a bottle, and know people who have tried it. The word on the street, and I trust this word, is that it is Ardbeg. That is what it seems like to me. In fact, it has the cocao quality of the better G and M Ardbeds, and a nice depth of peat. The malt comes through well. I think I posted tasking notes somewehre, will get them tommarow. Regadless if what it is, it is a good priced, cask strength Islay that is yummy. Does not have the oily and olive quality that I usually get in Caol Ila (Which I am very fond of as well).
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Postby Admiral » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:12 am

Interesting....I thought they had a range of bottlings out there, but your post suggests there's just the one floating around?
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Postby Drrich1965 » Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:13 am

Admiral wrote:Interesting....I thought they had a range of bottlings out there, but your post suggests there's just the one floating around?


Mabye..I only know the Cask Strenght Islay 10y/o that we got from Binnys.com
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Re: Ellenstown?

Postby Di Blasi » Fri Feb 08, 2008 6:14 pm

Yes, what's the story on this bottling? Ellenstown 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch?? Is it a "mystery malt?" It's a cask strength? Who has tasted it? Is it good??
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Re: Ellenstown?

Postby mikeymad » Fri Feb 08, 2008 9:15 pm

Yes it is a very good 10yo cask strength Ardbeg. I think that there is no real debate about that at this point.

Worth a try in my book. I had some from ganga, and still have a sealed bottle.

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Re: Ellenstown?

Postby Ganga » Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:42 pm

Word is ARDBEG 10 at 58%. Also seems to be confirmed by the noses and palates of those that suffer from Ardbegitis.
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Re: Ellenstown?

Postby Willie JJ » Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:14 am

The name suggests one of the Kildalton distilleries and there are plenty of folks who can tell them apart, so if the knowledgeable (above) say its Ardbeg, then I believe them. Where do you get it though?
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Re: Ellenstown?

Postby Ganga » Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:22 am

Willie,

All over Southern California for $50-65. :D
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Re: Ellenstown?

Postby Wave » Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:00 pm

....and at Binny's in Chicago for $55 a bottle! :D


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Re: Ellenstown?

Postby Willie JJ » Sun Feb 10, 2008 12:26 pm

C_I wrote:http://www.marshallswhiskies.com/

(also 70 cl bottles.. hmm..)

When I look at this I think that these guys had a stall at last years Edinburgh Whisky Festival. I can't remember too much about it though. I think I must have got to them last.
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Re: Ellenstown?

Postby Drrich1965 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 3:16 pm

My notes from llast year, or the year before...

Score 89 Ellenstown 10yo "bastard Ardbeg" (58%, Marshall's whiskies, NCNCF) February 7th. Third time out with this lovely, and it just gets better. With just a dash of water, the nose is wonderfully balanced. Sweet malt, citrus and ozone. The smokiness fade in and out. A hint of cocoa Mouth: Congruent with the nose. Wow, this is ardbeg. Smoked oranges, dry biscuits. Powerful, the joy of a cask strength, you control how much it unleashes its power, and this is a strong malt. This really is fantastic stuff. I did not get its complexity the first time out, but this is as good OB 10. Save for the intensity of it, I would have thought this was a bit older. I am embarrassed to say that when I first tasked it upon opening, I thought it was Bowmore. Just goes to show how new I am at this. But I will tell you, this is purely one fine Ardbeg.
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Re: Ellenstown?

Postby Jonpol » Fri Jul 17, 2009 5:14 am

Oh Lord, with your grace I will drink this with restraint and command.

I was sifting through some old posts and I stumbled on this rather than posting my own.

This malt is absolutely amazing. It's got to be Ardbeg 10 uncut. I am with both bottles right now. The only way to get a better A-10yr is cask strength baby.... I'd be surprised if not. I emailed the Marshall group and have not heard back yet.
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Re: Ellenstown?

Postby TroyM » Fri Jul 17, 2009 6:06 am

There is also a 16 year old from Speyside. Any one know which distillery?
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