Dram Review: Ardbeg Twenty Something Guaranteed 22 Years Old

[45.4%・12 Years Old・Distilled in 1996・Bottled in 2018・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Pitted Cherries, orange zest, vanilla, honey. Mellow mix of sandalwood, ginger flowers and wild flowers that turns slight brine-y with a very subtle layer of peat smoke. Palate & Finish: Vanilla sauce and coconut cream, ice cream caramel dressing with creamed honey before mild notes…

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Dram Review: Ardbeg Single Cask 1998 (Cask No. 2763)

[55.6%・11 Years Old・Distilled in 1998・Bottled in 2009・Official Bottling・Cask No. 2763・Single Cask Release of 270 Bottles] Nose: Quite a relaxed, but certainly not shy dose of maritime peat, brine-y with some coffee beans, just a tinge on the sharp side with the cedar shoe trees.  Dry twigs and wet mud on a herbal base, but still…

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Dram Review: Ardbeg Perpetuum Distillery Release

[49.2%・NAS・Bottled in 2015・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: Plenty of vanilla flavoured milk on the nose with a proper coastal influence, iodine with a surprisingly soothing peat note. There is a touch of tropical fructose, lychee and white pepper with a rather refreshing white tea note. The sherry influence is faint but vaguely noticeable. Palate & Finish:…

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Dram Review: Ardbeg Perpetuum

[47.2%・NAS・Bottled in 2015・Official Bottling・Limited Release] Nose: The nose is quite medicinal initially, almost Chinese medicine like. Smoky.  That vaguely familiar mocha bitterness from a certain release is present.  Some subtle dark toffee and raisin toast notes, presumably from from the ex-sherry butts and puncheons. Palate & Finish: A wee bit of cinnamon to round it…

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Dram Review: SMWS 33.119 Ardbeg A Gumtree Bonfire Barbecue on the Beach

[58.5% • 10 Years Old • Bottled in 2012 • SMWS Bottling • Single Cask Release of 219 Bottles] I had this Australian exclusive which doubled as the most powerful and unique Ardbeg expressions I have had to date:- Nose: The nose is ashy with seaweed and charred oak notes. It really is like a…

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