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Ardbeg Oloroso Finish, Cask 4704 Tasting notes and reviews

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Ardbeg Oloroso Finish, Cask 4704

Brand
Ardbeg
Expression
Oloroso Finish, Cask 4704
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
47.20%
Produced at
Ardbeg Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.ardbeg.com
Availability
Distillery only

Michael Jackson

Nose
Fresh sea air. Soft smoke. Both restrained.
Palate
Tongue-coating, Honeyed. Sweetcure smoked bacon. Slight laver-bread or spinach.
Finish
Spicy. HP Sauce, gingery.
Comment
Nothing too elaborate here. Good honest Islay whisky. Have this with breakfast and you will live forever, or feel that way.

Dave Broom

Nose
Dull greenish amber hue. Rich, mellow and well peated. Kippers, wet coal, pipe smoke, walnut. Slightly medicinal. It's standing beside the Port Ellen maltings going at full blast while drinking a glass of dry Oloroso. Development moves into balsamic notes, furniture polish, violet. Complex.
Palate
Robust and smoky from the start. Ash like, suggesting maturity. Still sweet in centre.
Finish
Treacle and some tar.
Comment
Not for the fainthearted. A hairy beast.
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