Ardbeg Kelpie

70cl / 46%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Ardbeg Kelpie
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The 2017 release for Ardbeg Day is Kelpie. A combination whiskies aged in virgin Black-Sea oak casks and bourbon barrels, this is rich and intense with notes of pepper, treacle toffee, Turkish coffee, dark chocolate and smoky bacon.
Distillery Bottling
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  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • White Pepper White Pepper
  • Clove Clove
  • Peach Peach
  • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
  • Toffee Toffee
  • Meat Meat

Ardbeg Kelpie Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Colour: Burnished gold.

    Aroma: A wonderful, intense, ‘dancing’ nose, with lots of different, intertwined aromas – powerful, oily peat, dark chocolate, smoked fish, hints of seaweed, and a curious, sharp herbal note. Waves of spicy black pepper. A splash of water brings forth some classic Ardbeg notes, such as creamy coffee, smoked fudge and pine resin.  Even some hints of smoked coconut.

    Taste:  A peppery mouthfeel is followed by a crescendo of rich flavours.  Treacle toffee, Turkish coffee, smoky bacon and lots of dark, dark chocolate.  A curious burst of peachy, estery fruit, hickory wood, clove oil and a suggestion of black olives.

    Finish: Seemingly lasting forever, with deep, deep, almost subterranean flavours of clove, tar, and rich toffee.

2 Customer Reviews

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  • 2
    7 days ago

    Save your money rather for a Uigeadail ! (sorry, Brent, I completely disagree with you)....It's a disappointing edition imho, overpriced & overpraised, unbalanced & wood technology driven...I've reviewed it in my website: ( & rated it 79/100

  • 5
    7 June

    Great release! Got this one, could not get my hands on the committee release. When I first opened it up, VERY intense. Less peat smoke than TEN but more smokey like on the palate. Quite spicy white pepper but fades nicely to Deep oily dark cocoa. Medium viscosity. After 24 hours had another dram and it was more divine. Made me craving a nice espresso. After one week, just had another dram and all I want is another bottle. Better than uigeadail. Don't remember Corryvreckan. I'm sure I stand alone with these. A must for an Ardbeggian.