That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Ardbeg

Batch 1

ABV 51.9%
REVIEWED Issue 109
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Specifications
Brand: Ardbeg, Master of Malt, That Boutique-y Whisky Company
Expression: Batch 1
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 51.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Recommended
Issue 109
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: This is Aldeburgh beach after a storm, sea washed pebbles, seaweed, saltspray, tarred groynes. Also hot smoked fish and smoke houses.
Palate: Salted caramel but there is a citrus zip to it. Gravalax, smoked herrings, butthere is a sweetness too.
Finish: Short and peated.
Comment: A great example of well balanced peat and sweetness. Worth trying outdoors in the rain.
8.7
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Phenolic. Creosote, iodine, tar, farm yard. The full range of peated aromas.Not so smoky at first though. Bog myrtle. And a mineral note.
Palate: Sweet with a salty feel. Oyster, smoked fish, then citrussy flavours. Lemonsorbet. Sweet all the way. Barley sugar. With water, more citrus.
Finish: Dry, smoky, mineral.
Comment: A perfect islander. More phenolic than smoky and so well balanced. The ocean in your glass. Bring the oysters!
8.6
Visit the distillery
Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Islay, Scotland
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