Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 Year

Peated Single Malt

Ardbeg // Islay, Scotland

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  1. PBMichiganWolverine

    Tasted
    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    I’ve made it a point in the last few years to have a special pour on my birthday. As I get older, I’ve really learned to appreciate things that go normally unnoticed: amazing well behaved intelligent children, a caring wife, and brothers and cousins that support you in down times. So—keeping that in mind, I open a pour worthy to celebrate...and this one comes courtesy from my good buddy @leeevolved . Despite close to a quarter century age, you still get that classic Ardbeg DNA. Tar and burnt ashes; freshly poured asphalt on a hot summer day. Taste: this is where the 23 years shine. Smooth and silky—-the brawn is replaced by liquid smoke that’s as delicate as it is powerful. Finish is lingering sweet—where the sherry comes in. At $500, this bottle is above most people’s discretionary income purchase...so I’m that much more thankful to @leeevolved for this birthday pour Thanks Lee!
  2. marcorod70

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Unique scotch. Don’t normally go for Ardbeg but this was nice. Camp fire and bacon. Smoke isn’t overpowering. Surprisingly smooth and long finish.
  3. jsgoldstein91

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    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
  4. byip12

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    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    that Sherry mix into bourbon really hits the spot. Heavenly. Maybe even better than the Ardbeg 21
    Ardbeg Distillery Ltd
  5. Marius-Maro-Du-Randt

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    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  6. dhsilv2

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Very sherry forward on the nose, this spent time in secondary casks, a lot of time. There's a musty almost stale room / saw mill note in here, likely a light well faded peat is driving this. It has an earthy element as well. But the fruits are dominating the nose, with perhaps some vanilla at the end. There's a very distinct spicy note as well. The finish is a bit acidic in the alcohol bite. Crazy complex. I'm now getting some cinnamon roll dough, not the cinnamon but the dough and a touch of that icing. Taste - Dough, vanilla, a legit funk of some sort and then it fades into this vanilla/earthy/light peat finish that lasts forever. The finish is over taking the opening in a way I've not experienced. Second taste I get more vanilla, light oak, the sherry and fruits are there but muted vs the nose. There's a lightness on the whisky....almost a water like note, despite being a creamy and viscous 46%. Cinnamon roll dough for sure but again I think it's a different spice. The finish starts taking on some of the dark fruits and spices on a second pour along with those vanilla oak and peat long linger notes. For 46% it's got some mouth feel but it comes up a touch short due to a weakness in the mid pallet This is certainly an A whisky but I'm not sure it's an A+ and ranging from 500-650 it's not a great value.
    625.0 USD per Bottle
  7. Michael-Smith1

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    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    140.0 USD per Pour
    Multnomah Whiskey Library
  8. hooeyspewer

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Definitely classic Ardbeg flavors but muted. Chilled out bottle of Scotch.
  9. Willeman

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    5.0
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    495.0 USD per Bottle
  10. DrBooze

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
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