17 Years Old

ABV 40%
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Brand: Ardbeg
Expression: 17 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 17 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 6
Tasting notes
Taster   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.
Taster   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.
Visit the distillery
Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Islay, Scotland
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