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Old Malt Cask Ardbeg 24 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 124

David Beckham Interview, Battle of the Blends, Ardbeg Distillery, Japan focus

 

Old Malt Cask Ardbeg 24 Years Old

Brand
Old Malt Cask
Expression
Ardbeg 24 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
24 years old
Abv
50.00%
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co ~ Ardbeg Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.douglaslaing.com

Michael Jackson

90
Nose
Seaweed. Tar. Peat.
Palate
Starts assertively dry, but quickly reveals a soft centre. Tar-like. Sweetish. Oily. Lemon.
Finish
Dry, Drying, Sandy, Warming, Long. Notably big finish.
Comment
Full of flavour and complexity, but less challenging than some Ardbegs. More peaty than the bottling reviewed among new releases. Some woodiness.

Dave Broom

87
Nose
Soft. Light sherry. It's like a box of spent matches next to a slumbering peat fire.
Palate
Sweet, almost oily, start then comes a lovely interplay between pulpy fruit and dry sooty smoke.
Finish
Very long. Smoky chimney.
Comment
Slightly sweeter than the 1977 but equally good. The sulphury note lets it down.
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