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Ardbeg Kildalton Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 139

A visit to Japan's Fuji Gotemba Distillery, Global Travel Retail special, a tour of US visitor centres, plus Icons of Whisky Rest of World results


Ardbeg Kildalton

Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Produced at
Ardbeg Distillery
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Chris Goodrum

Oily and dense with manure, earth and a light marzipan note. Whoa! Rubber and manuery-peat assailing the senses! With time a touch of tangerine appears. There's serious weight to this nose.
Oily and a little unfocused. A touch of oily marzipan and lazy peat but pretty homogeneous to be honest.
Long and spicy. It's showing character! Salty and nutty with some lovely dry, earthy-peat. Leaves a superb sooty mouth coating.
If only the palate had the intensity of the nose and the finish, which is when it sprang to life!

Martine Nouet

Malty and fruity. Muesli. Apples and medlar stewed in a honey syrup. A hint of meadowsweet flowers. Quite fragrant. Butterscotch. Peat in the back.
Crisp and dry. Sweet cereals with a spicy kick. Crystalised ginger. Tangy. Some creamy fudge in the back.The peat from the nose is faint on the palate.
Dry and spicy. Slowly soothing on a toffee note.
An invigorating dram, well balanced. With a pleasant spicy outburst. Water brings out sweetness.
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