70cl / 58.3%
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Ardbeg 1998 Reviews
Tasting Notes by Tim F
N: Floral notes, citrus (esp. grapefruit), green beans & hot-buttered corn on the cob.
P: Big and strong but well-rounded. A big, big chilli hit, with plenty of coal and lemon juice. Then the peat comes roaring through. Absolutely massive palate. Literally mouth-watering, becomes very briney.
F: Long. Very spicy and the lemon tang lingers as well.
With water, nose seems sweeter, spices are more prominent and the palate becomes nuttier.
Comment: Not the most subtle malt you're ever going to try, but it's hard not to love this boisterous dram. Massive peat and spices make this a hugely enjoyable whisky.
Producer's Tasting NotesAromas of spice, smoke, earth and lemongrass. Sharp, spicy mouthfeel. Sooty, peppery, charcoal and carbolic soap. Raw and earthy.
1 Customer Review
Wow, wish I'd held onto this when I bought it for 29.99 at Oddbins in early 05. Really super stuff though, I drank it with a little bit of ice and a splash of water and derived much pleasure from it. Astonished at the price now.