Douglas Laing Ardbeg 10yr Old Malt Cask 1993 Whisky Review

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A nice young indie from a great period in Ardbegs distilling history.

Notes

Eye: Blonde white wine

Nose: Lemon maritime smoke... heaven. Barbecues. Harbour diesel. Chalk and clay. Quite mineral. Vanilla with time. Classic early 1990s Ardbeg.

Palate: Syrupy, restrained lemon and trademark Ardbeg smoke. Has a thick oily feel. As soon as you swallow the peat explodes. Peat monster in disguise.

Finish: Iodine, peat smoke and soft lemon sweetness. Malt notes on the outset. Very long finish.

Details

Distillery: Ardbeg
Age: 10yr's Old
Region: Islay
Bottler: Douglas Laing
Cask: DL 1262
Cask Type: Refill Hogshead
Distillation Date: October 1993
Bottling Date: June 2004
ABV: 50%

This is an absolute cracker of a whisky, shame I could only get a 200ml sample. Great song to go with this review. The clip is very well done, visual elements in it correspond to the timing of various layers of sound.

The Chemical Brothers - Star Guitar

Sláinte!