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Ardbeg 17 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Ardbeg 17 Years Old

Brand
Ardbeg
Expression
17 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
17 years old
Abv
40.00%
Produced at
Ardbeg Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.ardbeg.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Assertive, briny, seaweedy, tar-like. Hint of sulphur.
Palate
Sweetish. Cereal grains, oil, gorse. Tightly combined flavours.
Finish
Oily. Lemon skins. Freshly-ground white pepper. Very appetising.
Comment
Not the most muscular Ardbeg, but still robust.

Jim Murray

Nose
A gentle, seductive sweet peat leads the way to a complex arrival of malt and vanilla.
Palate
Soft and languid at first, brilliant chewy malt and cocoa adds the depth and balance.
Finish
There is a delightful level of residual peat which ensures a long finish.
Comment
I admit to being a little biased here as I did have a hand in putting this whisky together. But I must say I adore it for its wonderful balance.
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