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Ardbeg Very Young Tasting notes and reviews

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Ardbeg Very Young

Brand
Ardbeg
Expression
Very Young
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
58.30%
Produced at
Ardbeg Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.ardbeg.com
Availability
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Martine Nouet

Nose
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.
Palate
Same sweet maltiness. Then a huge smoky taste, a salty feel on the tongue.
Finish
Dry, spicy, with a light smoky “leftover”.
Comment
great interplay of sweet and dry flavours. More phenolic at start, smoke is more integrated than in Bowmore or Caol Ila.

Dave Broom

Nose
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.
Palate
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.
Finish
Hot, smoky, lingering. Dry.
Comment
Not yet opened up. Dry smoke, malt and some sweetness still sizing each other up.
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