Tasting Notes / Bottles from Ardbeg



Ardbeg 10 Year Old
Ardbeg 10 Year Old

Part of a short series on Ardbeg whiskies

Ardbeg 18 Year Old (Master of Malt)
Ardbeg 18 Year Old (Master of Malt)

Part of a short series on Ardbeg whiskies

Ardbeg 1992 cask no 772
Ardbeg 1992 cask no 772

This outstanding dram was part of a recent Ardbeg tasting that attended in Edinburgh and was the finale of the evening.

Ardbeg 21 year Old
Ardbeg 21 year Old

The recently announced Ardbeg Twenty One sold out almost immediately and i'm seriously grateful to be able to review it here.

Ardbeg 21 Yr PX Cask Finish (Darkness)
Ardbeg 21 Yr PX Cask Finish (Darkness)

Part of the Darkness series of drams from Maverick Drinks where they are finishing whiskies in 50L ex sherry casks for a matter of months giving a unique taste and flavour.

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Biest (2007 bottling)
Ardbeg Airigh Nam Biest (2007 bottling)

Thanks to my good friend Yoav (@yoavgel) from Whisky Gospel for the sample of this 2007 bottling of Ardbeg Airigh Nam Biest.

Ardbeg Alligator
Ardbeg Alligator

Tonights blog posts feature a couple of Peated whiskies, next up is the phenomenal Ardbeg Alligator.

Ardbeg An Oa
Ardbeg An Oa

I'm a big fan of Ardbeg distillery, Ardbeg 10 year was the first 'heavily' peated whisky I had tried many moons ago (well I thought it was the smokiest thing I had ever tasted at that point) so Ardbeg holds a special place in my heart.

Ardbeg Ardbog
Ardbeg Ardbog

Part of a short series on Ardbeg whiskies

Ardbeg Auriverdes
Ardbeg Auriverdes

The Ardbeg annual Feis Ile release is always accompanied by a bit of fanfare and lots of excited collectors and resellers as this dram will not last long on the shelves.

Ardbeg Blasda
Ardbeg Blasda

Well seeing as today is Ardbeg Day I really had to have at least one more Ardbeg on the site today so have plumpted for the Ardbeg Blasda.

Ardbeg Corryvreckan
Ardbeg Corryvreckan

Time for yet another Peat Monster, this time the whirlpool of a dram known as Ardbeg Corryvreckan.

Ardbeg Dark Cove (Standard Release)
Ardbeg Dark Cove (Standard Release)

The 2016 Feis Ile release from Ardbeg is this Dark Cove, the committee release was released a few weeks ago at a higher ABV and this release will officially be available to buy on Ardbeg Day on the 28th May.

Ardbeg Day
Ardbeg Day

This week is a HUGE week in the life of any whisky enthusiast as the Islay Festival, Feis Ile, takes over the thoughts. Today is no different as today is Ardbeg Day at the Feis Ile and this is this ye

Ardbeg Galileo
Ardbeg Galileo

I had decided not to buy a bottle of this at release, it had sold out it's entire allocation on pre-order.

Ardbeg Kildalton Project 2014
Ardbeg Kildalton Project 2014

An interesting dram the Ardbeg Kildalton Project 2014 with this review based on a sample provided by Johnnie Stumbler (@johnniestumbler) from The Nosing Arse blog.

Ardbeg Pertpetuum
Ardbeg Pertpetuum

This years Ardbeg Embassy Feis Ile bottling (i.e. not the Committee Release available only at the distillery) is the Ardbeg Pertpetuum.

Ardbeg Supernova 2014
Ardbeg Supernova 2014

The fascination continues with the appearance of the latest release from Ardbeg, the much acclaimed Supernova.

Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 Year Old
Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 Year Old

This is a really interesting Ardbeg, released in November 2017 aged 23 puts it around 1994 which was during the 1990-1996 period for which Ardbeg was only occasionally being run, and this will have been in the iconic still that stands outside the distillery today.

Ardbeg Uigeadail
Ardbeg Uigeadail

By some unknown idiotic coincidence it turned out that despite the fact I've had and drank a good amount of Ardbeg Uigeadail