Ardbeg

Rennaissance

ABV 55.9%
REVIEWED Issue 73
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Specifications
Brand: Ardbeg
Expression: Rennaissance
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 55.9%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 73
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: The merest whiff of acetone before the smoke enters hand in hand with black liquorice. Sun-warmed stones covered with wet seaweed and a note of cocoa butter and an almost floral lift.
Palate: Clean and sweeter than you'd expect from the way that the smoke floods the whole mouth. Then a heathery liftintroduces some creamy sweet spices.
Finish: Cracked black pepper.
Comment: Everything here has been reduced to elemental levels.A nice circle completed.
9.0
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Extremely Ardbegy! Smoky and sooty. Briny. Vanilla discreetly swirls through. A hint of creosote then a citrussy note.
Palate: Surprisingly sweet at first but a huge spicy whiff dances on the tongue. Multilayered. Cereal bowl,barley sugar, lemon juice... Big.
Finish: Teasing,sherbety with a sweet lemonade touch.
Comment: A big lad. I was right. Ardbeg Renaissance.Unmistakable, uncompromising. Excellent.
8.7
Visit the distillery
Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Islay, Scotland
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