The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Ardbeg Distillery

33.70 – Keith Richards meets Socrates, 1998, 10 Years Old

ABV: 57.3%

Age: 10 Years Old

Style: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Region: Islay

Overall
Score

7.8

Tasting Notes

Nose

Dry but fragrant smoke with touch of pot pourri. Citrus peels thrown on a bonfire. Hot embers,smoked fish and chocolate. Water increases complexity with brimstone and elastoplast.

Palate

Immediate embers/coal dust. A burst of sweetness,then it dries,though it flows well revealing a slight oiliness in time along with pepper.

Finish

Clean and peaty.

Comment

An effusively phenolic smouldering hulk. Recommended.

Taster Score
8.7

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