Ardbeg 1993 / 10 Year Old / Spirit of Scotland

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Ardbeg 1993 / 10 Year Old / Spirit of Scotland
70cl / 57.6%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Gordon & Macphail
An interesting youngish whisky from Ardbeg, distilled in 1993 and aged for 10 years before bottling under the Spirit of Scotland label. Much loved by Whiskyfun's Serge Valentin.
£250.00
(£208.33 ex. VAT)
More Details:
CountryScotlandRegionIslayBottlerGordon & MacphailBottling StatusDiscontinuedSeriesSpirit of ScotlandAge10 Year OldVintage1993Bottling Date2003Cask Number1084
Tasting Notes:
Tasting note by WhiskyFun

Colour: pale straw.

Nose: a very curious attack, quite sour and extremely buttery at first nosing. Stale cider, old apples… Notes of wet dog, raw wool, oxidised white wine. Very, very organic and wild! Goes on with some caramel sauce, Chinese plum sauce, and finally lots of iodine, sea air and medicinal hints, bandages, camphor, eucalyptus. Rough but complex, I like it very much.

Mouth: unexpectedly creamy, dense and powerful at the same time, maybe the most “Ardbegian” of the three. Peat, lots of farmy notes, bitter apples, smoked ham, liquorice, sweet pepper, getting then very citrusy and salty almost like the Signatory (but not quite). A very nice development towards smoked tea and lemon marmalade, crystallised ginger… And a very, very long finish on peat and lemon. An excellent young Ardbeg, with lots of life!

90 points

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