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Ardbeg
Whisky: Ardbeg 1973-2003
Serie: Connoisseurs Choice
Age: 30 years
Type: Single malt
   
Distilled: 1973
Bottled: 2003
Strength: 40%
   
Distillery: Ardbeg Distillery
Bottler: Gordon & MacPhail
Country: Scotland: Islay
   
 
Date: 26-03-2011
Nose: Peaty, sourish, thick sweetness, stonefruit, vanilla, wood.
Flavour: Peat, thick fruit, wood, sourish, fresh fruity sweetness, some sal ammoniac, salty.
Body: Thin oily, smooth, calm, dry.
Comments: Only one step below superstardom.
Rating: ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ +++- ---- (8.75)
   
Date: 12-09-2009
Nose: Peat, sourish, hospital smell, vanilla, wood, ripe tangerines, full, round.
Flavour: Salt, peat, slightly bitter, chocolate, tangerines.
Body: Dry, round, calm, subtle finish.
Comments: It could probably use a little more alcohol to give it an extra kick. Still a great whisky though.
Rating: ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ +++- ---- (8.75)
   
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