Ardbeg 1998
Still Young

70cl / 56.2%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Ardbeg 1998 / Still Young
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The second release in Ardbeg's journey to the new 10yo, Still Young was released in 2006 and continued the successful 'path to peaty maturity' as the marketing types called it. A refreshing dram with great intensity.
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Ardbeg 1998 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Tim F

    N:  Butterscotch, Caramac bars and coaldust dominate, but there is an emergent savoury note as well.  Absolutely lovely.

    P:  Very drinkable despite its youth and strength.  Slightly less bumptious and more approachable than its predecessor, Very Young - but still with the big hot spices, coal tar soap and citrus character.

    F:  Long, tingling, warming, astringent.  Spices, white pepper and chilli still throwing their weight around and bursting in flashes across the tastebuds. 

    Comment:  Another epic dram from the team at Ardbeg.  Strangely, it doesn't seem to suit water:  the smallest drop seems to throw it off balance, and the palate becomes quite salty.  But there's no need for water in this anyway - take it like a man!

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Peaty aroma, but hints of classic Ardbeg limes. Tar creaminess and pepperiness in the mouthfeel.  Flavours of fruit, vanilla, toffee apples and treacle toffee.  Sweet, malty and smoky.

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  • jed - Leeds 21 November 2009

    The colour is all wrong and where is the taste of rabbit it promised!