Ardbeg Aligator – featuring kdz13

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I did this review about a two years ago side by side so to say with a fellow redditor called kdz13, whom I send a sample of this for his birthday. The quoted words are his, which he granted me permutation to post here. You can find the original reddit post here. Continue reading

Gordon and MacPhails’ Connoisseurs Choice Ardbeg 1974

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Ardbeg | Gordon and MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice 1974 | distilled 1974 and bottled 1996 | 40 % | 

Info: In 1974 Ardbeg still used its own malt, malted in their kiln. Later on they were mothballed (once again) and after that used malt they got from Port Ellen Maltings, like most distilleries on Islay do. Continue reading

Ardbeg Supernova 2014

Ardbeg Supernova 2014

I had this dram bind as a part of a quite nice line-up of blind samples I had the chance to try two years ago. I spare you the rather long post about it, but if you want to read it all, here is the original reddit post. All I knew going in was that all these drams were rather special and that there were four Scotch whiskies, one Worldwhisky as well as one Bourbon, one Rye and one Wheater. I leave you with my original notes but I left out all of the guessing and in-between thoughts, if you want to read it all check out the reddit post I linked to above. Continue reading