For the Ardbeg fans out there, this one's for you! Bottled by John Milroy in the UK in 2001, this Ardbeg was distilled in 1975 and has spent 25 years in a single sherry butt and bottled at cask strength of 58% !!! Important to note that Ardbeg was still doing their own floor maltings in 1975 before that ceased in 1977.
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91 pts on Whiskyfun
Nose: Light sherry influence, roasted nuts, fresh and floral, quite peaty, citrus, oyster shells, and sweet fruits.
Palate: Rich and powerful, tarry and peaty, dry ashes, then sweet vanilla and yellow fruits appear. A big whisky. Vibrant, sweet and chewy. Savoury. Good amounts of stewed fruits and minerality, good balance. Long finish.