Old Malt Cask


Aged 24 Years

ABV 50%
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Brand: Ardbeg, Old Malt Cask, Douglas Laing
Expression: Aged 24 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 24 years old
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas Laing
Issue 18
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Seaweed. Tar. Peat.
Palate: Starts assertively dry, but quickly reveals a soft centre. Tar-like. Sweetish. Oily. Lemon.
Finish: Dry, Drying, Sandy, Warming, Long. Notably big finish.
Comment: Full of flavour and complexity, but less challenging than some Ardbegs. More peaty than the bottling reviewed among new releases. Some woodiness.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Soft. Light sherry. It's like a box of spent matches next to a slumbering peat fire.
Palate: Sweet, almost oily, start then comes a lovely interplay between pulpy fruit and dry sooty smoke.
Finish: Very long. Smoky chimney.
Comment: Slightly sweeter than the 1977 but equally good. The sulphury note lets it down.
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Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Islay, Scotland
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