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Ardbeg Lord of the Isles Tasting notes and reviews

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Ardbeg Lord of the Isles

Brand
Ardbeg
Expression
Lord of the Isles
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
Ardbeg Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.ardbeg.com
Availability
UK and international specialist whisky retailers

Martine Nouet

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

Dave Broom

Nose
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.
Palate
Layered smoke with complex mix of dried fruits and peels. Sweet, dry with a peatiness most expressive on the finish.
Finish
Perfumed. Kipper? Fading.
Comment
Peat is a supporting element. A reflective dram, looking back at its gallus youth.
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