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Ardbeg Very Young Tasting notes and reviews

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Ardbeg Very Young

Very Young
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Produced at
Ardbeg Distillery
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Martine Nouet

Spirity, prickly. A definite phenolic expression. Boat tar, coal dust, kippers. With lighter grassy and herbal aromas. Smoke from the kiln with a pungent peat scent.
Same sweet maltiness. Then a huge smoky taste, a salty feel on the tongue.
Dry, spicy, with a light smoky “leftover”.
great interplay of sweet and dry flavours. More phenolic at start, smoke is more integrated than in Bowmore or Caol Ila.

Dave Broom

Intense and pungent with dry smoke and a cereal edge. Dried seaweed, into soot and light creosote, slightly Arbroath smokie. Under this is a sweet zesty lime note, Oddfellows.
Intensely phenolic. A fug of dry smoke hits dominating a mix of salt and sweet. Soot, lanolin and white pepper. Gallus as we say in Glasgow.
Hot, smoky, lingering. Dry.
Not yet opened up. Dry smoke, malt and some sweetness still sizing each other up.
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