Whisky Review: Ardbeg 1977

Style: Serene and Dignified

Nose:

Aroma of harmony. Every element is on the same wavelength – lemons, fresh pine, coastal peat, malt and white pepper singing a late night serenade. More cereal notes open up elegantly over time. It is a bit shy, but very rewarding when you spend time and discover the amazing experience it has to offer.

Palate:

The sweetness drops in beautifully on the palate. Immaculate texture with a delicate spice graze! Matcha touches, unfolding into pine, honey oat and stewed tropical fruits notes. The sweet facade is braced by the tender undertone sea salt and medicinal peat. Flavours slightly fading off towards the end, leaving a light Ardbeggian malty trail…

Finish:

A tread of peat and mineral residues. Soothing jasmine floral scent and vanilla candle incense. Light, fragrant finish.

Thoughts:

Passive as this dram might seem to be, but it has made up with seamless amalgamation of flavours, the degree of element integration is unprecedented. Supreme complexity, if only it can rack up more firepower! Serene, sensational whisky…

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

[46% • 1977 Distilled • 2004 Bottled • Non Chill Filtered • Non Coloured • Original Bottling • Limited Edition • Aged 27 Years • **]