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Ardbeg 1980/2004 'Kildalton'

(57.6%, OB)
Average Score: 89
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryArdbeg
Bottler Official Bottling
Brand NameArdbeg
Year Distilled1980
Year Bottled2004
Bottling NameKildalton
Alcohol By Volume57.6%
Issued2004
Average Score89


Maniac Ratings
Serge Valentin90
Olivier Humbrecht91
Robert Karlsson92
Konstantin Grigoriadis87
Davin de Kergommeaux92
Peter Silver85
Luca Chichizola87
Pit Krause87
Thomas Lipka84
Keith Wood90


Retired Maniac Ratings
Michel van Meersbergen91
Ho-cheng Yao90
Bert Bruyneel88
Luc Timmermans89


WhiskyFun Review
http://www.whiskyfun.com/ArchiveApril05-1.html#010405


Tasting Notes
Keith WoodThe Nose was unlike any Ardbeg I had previously tried; Very floral, perfumed and no hint of smoke or peat! - The Palate was equally surprising; again showing hardly any trace of smoke or peat but filled with Scottish heather, herbs and extremely floral. - My Overall Impression was one of surprise and awe, how could any Ardbeg taste like this? A fantastic dram with great depth and complexity which very nearly made my all-time top 10 drams. Brilliant!