Old Malt Cask


Aged 15 Years

ABV 50%
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Brand: Ardbeg, Old Malt Cask, Douglas Laing
Expression: Aged 15 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 15 years old
Year of bottling: 2006
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas Laing
Issue 63
Tasting notes
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Dried fruit, rum butter and mixed peel. An occasional waft of struck flint, morphs into a clearer smokiness. Mint toffee, lint bandages and citrus.
Palate: Sultanas, wood smoke, apple, ship rope and Christmas pudding spice.
Finish: Smokiness and dry rope.
Comment: Took a while to show its true colours as an Ardbeg, but developed into a good example.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Charred embers/charcoal/coal dust shifting into juniper and pine. Lightly smoked fish.
Palate: A dry and smoky start. Foggy smoke that knocks back the sweetness which is there: sultanas packed inside a baked apple.
Finish: Dry and smoky again.
Comment: Too chimney-like for me. Lacks the balance between sweetness and dryness you need in such a peaty dram.
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Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Islay, Scotland
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