Connoisseur's Choice



ABV 40%
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Brand: Ardbeg, Connoisseurs Choice
Expression: 1990
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Expressive. Fresh smoke and, again, the aromas of the seashore. Tar, caulked ropes, weatherbeaten wooden boats on a pebbled beach.
Palate: Oily, smooth, creamy. Clean, fresh, maltiness. Rounded with a touch of sherry?
Finish: Light leafy spiciness. Long and warming.
Comment: The palate seemed almost disappointingly cosy, but the wildness of Islay was recalled in the finish.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Intense and smoky: tar, bitumen, beach bonfires, drying seaweed. Mouth watering. A lean and dry young pup.
Palate: Bone-dry to start, the smoke parches the throat, saved by a light tickle of fruit.
Finish: Tarry and intense with glimmer of seaweed.
Comment: All of Ardbeg and some more. Uncompromising.
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Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Islay, Scotland
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