• Ardbeg 1998 / Almost There
  • Ardbeg 1998 / Almost There
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Product Description

Following on from Very Young and Still Young, Ardbeg Almost There showed the final stage in the evolution of young cask-strength Ardbeg 1998 before it blossomed into the Renaissance 10 yr-old. As you would expect, this is a mellower, more rounded, better balanced dram than the younger incarnations.

Ardbeg 1998 Almost There

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 54.1%

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£375 ex VAT

(£642.86 per litre)

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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by TF

    • N

      Wet turf & wet wool to begin with, then gets very earthy with distinct bonfire aromas - more woodsmoke than coal. Like burning loose, wet, young peat rather than the heavy, dense, older stuff.

    • P

      Noticeably smoother than the Very Young and Still Young, its predecessors in this series. Very approachable, with a more pronounced sweetness sitting well alongside the lemon, brine and smoke that so characterise the younger bottlings.

    • F

      Sweet and salty, with the peat mixing with some faint hints of legumes (runner beans, fresh sugar snap peas) and still plenty of spice.

    • Comment

      It is just fascinating to taste this alongside the two earlier versions and the Renaissance - to chart the development of one of the world's greatest malts from its infancy. As one would expect, this version is more balanced and complete than its younger siblings.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    • Aromas of peat bogs, moss and birch, tar interlaced with waxed lemons and fudge. Chewy fudge smoke, mouthcoating tangy orange oil, violets and chocolate.

Customer Reviews

5 (7 Reviews)

  • 5

    Heiko B.,

    A fantastic Whisky. Peat, Smoke, Sweetness and lots of power and saltiness. Everything well balanced. Punch in your face at first and then beautiful flavors and a long long finish.

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  • Mikko,

    Nice combination of peat, sea salt and fruity character. I realized that after Uigeadail and Corryvreckan my expectation with Ardbeg were so high that somehow this was not so impressive as I had expected. Still, a must have dram for all Ardbeg fans.

  • jules345,

    why is it that this is more expensive that the still young bottle which is older (release date wise), guessing its the number of bottles released - but does anyone know the numbers? Or perhaps it because it tastes better?

  • james,

    I got my dad this for christmas, he collects whisky and seemed really happy.