Ardbeg 1998 Single Cask

Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 55.4%
Score: 93 points

Cask #1275 was a first-fill bourbon cask, and the nose is sea air-fresh with notes of coconut, vanilla, and a hint of phenols. The peat comes out to play on the taste, with a smoky pepperiness that blends well with brine and seaweed notes and just a hint of lemon. The finish has an intense spicy note of cinnamon on the throat that lingers with a touch of brine. Add a few drops of water to smooth this one out.

Mark Gillespie

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