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Master of Malt Ardbeg 18 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Master of Malt Ardbeg 18 Years Old

Brand
Master of Malt
Expression
Ardbeg 18 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
18 years old
Abv
56.30%
Produced at
Master of Malt ~ Ardbeg Distillery
Region
Islay

Neil Ridley

81
Nose
Bold peat smoke, slightly burnt egg custard, natural yogurt, a lingering shellfish note and something earthy/mossy – wet river pebbles covered in algae.
Palate
Plenty of fiery peat, almost gingery and drying, with a touch of white pepper and intense cinnamon.
Finish
The peat turns slightly medicinal with time (and water).
Comment
Try describing ‘Islay' to someone who has never visited before. If they still don't get it, give them a dram of this.

Rob Allanson

84
Nose
Gentle sweet peat smoke, buttered kippers, smoked butter, wood smoke, Parma ham. There is a creaminess as well, pork crackling. Candle wax, coal ash and BBQ lobsters.
Palate
Like being hit by a wave when surfing, salt, minerals, ozone. Then a sweet treacle note, Coal tar soap but not overly astringent.
Finish
Long and smoky, hints of BBQ pork and toasted oak.
Comment
A lovely Islay whisky, certainly one for outdoors on a cold night.
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