Lord of the Isles, 25 Years Old

ABV 46%
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Brand: Ardbeg
Expression: Lord of the Isles, 25 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 25 years old
Year of bottling: 2001
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 21
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Sea air and smokiness - evocative sootiness.
Palate: Silky. The touch of fruitiness, usually reminiscent of lemons, is sweeter, with a momentary suggestion of cherries. The flavours become almondy and walnut-like, then rooty and peppery.
Finish: Long, haughty.
Comment: Lots of flavour development, complexity and refinement. Very elegant, but where is the clamour of battle?
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Gentle and complex: orange/marmalade, sponge cake with pink icing, calfskin leather, angelica and smoke.
Palate: Soft and fragrant, light leathery notes then a smoky bonfire.
Finish: Light medicinal (Savlon/Germolene) then smoke.
Comment: Mellower than you'd expect but beautifully balanced.
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Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Islay, Scotland
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