Ardbeg

1976, Distillery Manager's Choice

ABV 56%
REVIEWED Issue 6
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Specifications
Brand: Ardbeg
Expression: 1976, Distillery Manager's Choice
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 56%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 6
Tasting notes
Taster   Jim Murray
Nose: Heavily oaked and richly sherried, salty heavy weight aromas. Prickly spice adds to the aroma.
Palate: Absolutely mind-blowing. The sweet peat is dense and chewy but also offers lighter smoky tones, too and eventually oak and iodine.
Finish: Sweet and toasty, some hickory and highly roasted coffee blends well with the massive peat.
Comment: The nose may be a little disappointing, but in all a glorious experience not to be missed.
9.5
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Driftwood bonfires on the beach, then home to a hot, steamy bath in coal-tar soap.
Palate: Syrupy, sensuous, tar-like.
Finish: Charcoal. Perfumy. Fresh. Therapeutic.
Comment: Real Ardbeg peatiness and smokiness.
9.0
Visit the distillery
Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Islay, Scotland
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