Ardbeg 1974 Spirit of Scotland
|Ardbeg Vintage 1974 Spirit of Scotland|
|Age :||? Years old / Vintage 1974|
|Type :||Single Islay Malt - Scotch whisky|
|Remark :||Perhaps some of the last bottles available before Ardbeg stoped using floor malting.
We can only pray that Ardbeg will go back into floor malting again. PLEASE !
Ardbeg 1974/1994 (40%, Spirit of Scotland, '500 years of Scotch Whisky', circa 1994) Colour: gold. Nose: very honeyed and quite caramelly, with quite some pollen, then wood smoke and toasted brioche, garden bonfire… No maritime notes this time. Light but not weak. Mouth: nicely citrusy (kumquats) and a little peppery, with hints of violet sweets. Now, the middle is a little weak and the finish is quite short I’m afraid. Earl grey tea. Well, this is a good Ardbeg but let's say it's more for (big) babies. The phenols are sometimes fragile when the malt has been bottled at 40%... 84 points.