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Ardbeg Lord of the Isles Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 131

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Ardbeg Lord of the Isles

Lord of the Isles
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Produced at
Ardbeg Distillery
UK and international specialist whisky retailers

Martine Nouet

Very nutty. Almond. Resiny. Oak is not assertive but, combined with peat phenols, brings out balsamic aromas. Eucalyptus. Very fragrant. Tarred timber.
Sweet, unctuous. Barley sugar. Toasted oatmeal. Tar losanges. Peat merges in the back.
Dry, spicy, smoked salty almonds.
The less phenolic of all the Ardbeg tasted in this session. Merging with oak, phenols have developed an enticing and original bouquet.

Dave Broom

Mature, complex with balsamic notes. Rosemary thrown on a barbecue, marmalade, dried leather, apple skin. A hint of smoke given by moor burn, moss-covered wall. Finesse.
Layered smoke with complex mix of dried fruits and peels. Sweet, dry with a peatiness most expressive on the finish.
Perfumed. Kipper? Fading.
Peat is a supporting element. A reflective dram, looking back at its gallus youth.
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