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This blog will feature tasting notes, reviews, distillery visits and whisky news with focus mainly on Scottish single malts. This will sometimes be accompanied by politically incorrect (whisky) opinions. You have now been warned! :-)
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Friday, 18 January 2013

ARDBEG 2005 33.118 'GOODBYE TO CARE' - THE SCOTCH MALT WHISKY SOCIETY

We're back on Islay and the with the producing cult distillery of Ardbeg for this next review.

I always go to Ardbeg when I'm on Islay... it's simply just a beautiful distillery in beautiful spot with beautiful whisky... Oh, and great food! Lunch has been enjoyed there on more than one occasion. The cafe offers very good service from the girls there and is managed to perfection by Jackie Thomson.

After a good lunch, you can have a wander around the distillery ground and down to the pier and enjoy the view... it's a great place to hang out - weather permitting :-)


Ardbeg, May 2011 © The Malt Desk
Ardbeg 2005 33.118 (09.05.2005/xx.09.2012) 7yo, 'Goodbye to care' 65,3% 1st fill barrel, 241 bottles, The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

Nose:
Young flowery peat, almost soapy, smoked almonds, soaked malt spread on a malt floor, earthy and tarry.

Taste:
Fresh, sweet, incredibly fruity, vanillas, peppery and a hint of mint. Tarry ropes and lobster pods, hints of licorice too. Gets incredibly malted and creamy with addition of water.

Great young malt from Ardbeg and SMWS!

87/100!

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