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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
Michel van Meersbergen91
Robert Karlsson92
Konstantin Grigoriadis87
Davin de Kergommeaux92
Ho-cheng Yao90
Peter Silver85
Luca Chichizola87
Pit Krause87
Thomas Lipka84
Keith Wood90


Retired Maniac Ratings
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!