Type: Single Malt
Score: 96 points
If you are ever offered a dram of Very Old Ardbeg, do not hesitate! This 30-year-old whisky was bottled in 1996, and is classic Ardbeg from the 60’s at its best. The nose is soft and smooth, lightly smoked with hints of brine, seaweed, and a touch of allspice. The taste is smooth with pepper and smoke that build slowly and never overpower the subtle sweetness of dried orange peels and honey underneath. The finish is slightly tart and clean with just a kiss of smoke.