ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 124
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Brand: Ardbeg
Expression: Kildalton
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2014
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Oily and dense with manure, earth and a light marzipan note. Whoa! Rubber and manuery-peat assailing the senses! With time a touch of tangerine appears. There’s serious weight to this nose.
Palate: Oily and a little unfocused. A touch of oily marzipan and lazy peat but pretty homogeneous to be honest.
Finish: Long and spicy. It’s showing character! Salty and nutty with some lovely dry, earthy-peat. Leaves a superb sooty mouth coating.
Comment: If only the palate had the intensity of the nose and the finish, which is when it sprang to life!
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Malty and fruity. Muesli. Apples and medlar stewed in a honey syrup. A hint of meadowsweet flowers. Quite fragrant. Butterscotch. Peat in the back.
Palate: Crisp and dry. Sweet cereals with a spicy kick. Crystalised ginger. Tangy. Some creamy fudge in the back.The peat from the nose is faint on the palate.
Finish: Dry and spicy. Slowly soothing on a toffee note.
Comment: An invigorating dram, well balanced. With a pleasant spicy outburst. Water brings out sweetness.
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Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Islay, Scotland
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