Adelphi, Ardbeg 2004 14 Year Old

RRP £299

Ardbeg is one of the iconic single malts of Islay, though only recently revived in the 1990s by Moët Hennessy. Finding new single casks of Ardbeg is notoriously hard. This whisky has plenty of salted caramel and coastal freshness; touches of brine and white pepper. On the palate it is oily, with unrefined vanilla. The woody notes are those of driftwood, and there is a little honey lingering in the background. The finish is ashy, but has sweetness as well.

Spirit Details

Sub-Category

Single Malt, Cask Strength

Country

Scotland

Region

Islay

Alcohol

60.7%

Bottle Size

70cl

Tasting Information

Name of Tasting

Independent Bottlers

Type of Tasting

Tasting feature

Blind

No

Tasted by

Colin Hampden-White, Charles MacLean

UK Stockist

Secondary market

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