Ardbeg Kildalton

The No-Age Statement Whisky for a good cause. Part of the proceeds will benefit a social project on Islay.

The No-Age Statement Whisky for a good cause. Part of the proceeds will benefit a social project on Islay.

Details about this bottle Edit
8887
Ardbeg
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
2014
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon, Sherry
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Herbs:
Maritime Notes:
Salt:
Spices:
Fruit:
Pepper:
Sweet:
Vanilla:
Nuts:
Oak:
Oil:
Tropical Fruit:
Heather:
Seaweed:
Anise:
Barley:
Bonfire Smoke:
Cinnamon:
Grass:
Iodine:
Leather:
Malt:
Pear:
Tobacco:
Wheat:
Herb:
Tasting
Sweet:
Herb:
Coffee:
Malt:
Peat Smoke:
Anise:
Barley:
Spices:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Salt:
Maritime Notes:
Bonfire Smoke:
Dark Chocolate:
Pepper:
Seaweed:
Alcohol:
Chocolate:
Ginger:
Heather:
Medicinal Smoke:
Nuts:
Oil:
Peach:
Pear:
Vanilla:
Wheat:
Herbs:
Finish
Sweet:
Spices:
Almonds:
Clove:
Nuts:
Vanilla:
Peat Smoke:
Salt:
Maritime Notes:
Fruit:
Grass:
Herbs:
Herb:
Bonfire Smoke:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Leather:

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27. Nov 2014
Aroma: sweet SherryPeat SmokeSaltBonfire Smoke

Taste: SherryFruitDark ChocolateBonfire SmokePeat SmokeSeaweed

Finish: Peat SmokeBonfire SmokeSaltSpices

Comment: Not too far away from the Uigeadail.
Nosing:
An engaging bouquet with initially tempting, exotic notes. Then come allusions to smoked apricots in syrup, salt and pepper and some soft, creamy vanilla tones gradually to a smoky, herbal spicy aroma symphony with wood smoke, tar, menthol and fennel. A bit of water promotes volatile overtones as pine resin, coriander, licorice and a peculiar soapy impact revealed
Taste:
The soft, juicy texture spreads smoothly on the palate. In the emergence of solid, robust nuances manifested unmistakable character of Ardbeg: Teerseife, anise, peppermint, espresso, sweet malted barley and a persistent, aromatic smokiness
Finish:
The long finale reveals freshness, embodied by menthol notes and beats with allspice, cloves and bitter almonds at the same time a spicy string at. At the conclusion emerges a hint of sweet vanilla essence.
29. Jun 2016
Nosing: Peat SmokeSaltVanillaHeatherPepperSeaweedHerbsFruit

Taste: Peat SmokeSweetSpicesSherryFruitMaltCoffee

Finish: SweetSpicesPeat SmokeCoffeeDark ChocolateSaltFruitGrass

Comment: Awesome Dram!
Davisscholar
28. Mar 2015
Surprising, quite young, but great richness.

The nose is immediately met by a strong, mineral, white pepper smoke and yes, the tar soap is there.
However, there also is a strong DMS (Di-Methyl-Sulfide), i.e. "baby diaper" aroma that clearly illustrates how young the spirit is. Quite a sharp alcohol, too, along with celery and muted yellow fruit.

The front-palate is the best I have tasted in an Adbeg in a long time - oily and richly smoked. Unfortunately, the experience is clipped by a pronounced, young fusel-y/Iso-Amyl-alcohol heat and a spicy, drying finish.

Excellent length on the finish with more bonfire and Sherry fruit appearing.

It's not exactly a 2003 Uigeadail, and quite spirity like most new Ardbegs.

Split personality - great richness and intensity, but very young and lively.
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