Ardbeg Blaaack

Ardbeg Blaaack
Whisky Ardbeg Blaaack
Type Single Malt
Cask Pinot Noir
Abv 46%
Rating 88/100

About

Ardbeg is a whisky distillery in Port Ellen, on the south coast of the isle of Islay in Scotland. The distillery has been producing whisky since 1798 and is owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy. Ardbeg whisky is considered to be among the peatiest in the world, while many whisky experts rank their Uigeadail bottling amongst the world's best whiskies.
Reviews of Ardbeg Blaaack
says on October 6, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Amontillado sherry

General description

Nose: Peat, raisin, black licorice
Taste: Smoke but not as much as the nose leads to expect, stone fruit, moss, sugar toast.
Finish: Long, smokey, anise

says on July 22, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 82/100
Color: Amber

General description

sweet, sour and smokey. a lovely, complex and lasting dram.

says on June 27, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Deep copper

General description

Good, great, decent, Ardbeg. While not as good as the Committee Release, still a fantastic dram to enjoy all night long. Getting a strong warming sensation. Closely resembles the Ardbeg 10 IMO, even more so than the Uigeadail.

Nose

Peat smoke and sweet. A little salt, some darker fruits, a pinch of citrus with must. Vanilla toffee, butterscotch if you really look for it.

Palate

Flavors of rolling smoke, peat that's muddy, soot, earthy, classic to Ardbeg and quite delicious. A little salt, and sweet. Some pepper spice, some vanilla. Might be my current palate but I can't seem to detect the Pinot Noir maturation like I could in the Committee Release. I am getting some fruit but it's so distant it's hard to identify.

Finish

Peat smoke and must linger, some salt remains, a little meaty, even mossy. Reminds me of anchovies but without the oil.

says on May 31, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Burnished

General description

Sweet, dark forest fruit. Some tannines, with a warm finish - some peat, but not nearly as much as other Ardbeg.

says on May 31, 2020
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Amber

General description

amazing palete and finish. nose isn't that big or interesting. I guess that's Pinot Noir for ya. I only had a sample so I'm no expert.

Nose

26/33

Palate

32/33

Finish

32/33

says on March 24, 2020
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: White wine

General description

nuanced peat smoke morning dew smotheredcampfire crisp apples pear peach nectarines juicy

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Flavour profile

  • Smoke
  • Peat
  • Sweet
  • Cherry
  • Spice
  • Warming
  • Fruit
  • Pepper
  • Dry
  • Grape
  • Ash
  • Menthol
  • Mint
  • Raspberry
  • Medium length
  • Oak
  • Wine
  • Red
  • Clove
  • Peach
  • Lingering
  • Dough
  • Orange
  • Leather
  • Juicy
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