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Whisky: Ardbeg Distillery Sample WH008019
Serie: Sample from a warehouse cask
Age: 14 years
Type: Single malt
Distilled: 1998
Bottled: 04-04-2012
Cask Type: Second fill sherry
Cask #: 2722
Strength: 53.9%
Distillery: Ardbeg Distillery
Country: Scotland: Islay
Date: 24-05-2012
Nose: Gentle, almond, wood, red fruits, sherry.
Flavour: Sal ammoniac, peaty, sherry, wood, white pepper.
Body: Oily, creamy, stimulating, thick lasting finish.
Comments: Every sip starts with a flavour explosion, so there's no settling down. Absolutely teriffic but it also mean all focus lies at the start. As a result it's not balanced, but thats to be expected from a sample which is only part of a 'proper' Ardbeg.
Rating: ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ ++++ +--- ---- (8.25)