Ardbeg 25 years Lord of the Isles

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Ardbeg 25 years Lord of the Isles
  • Ardbeg 25 years Lord of the Isles
  • Ardbeg 25 years Lord of the Isles
  • Ardbeg 25 years Lord of the Isles

Ardbeg 25 years Lord of the Isles

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

BottlerDistillery bottling
Distillery / brandArdbeg
RangeLord of the Isles
CountryScotland
RegionIslay
Content Size0.7 liter
Alc/vol46%
Age25 years
Bottled2002
Flavour ProfilesHeavily peated
EAN5010494202274
€ 2.399,95-12%
€ 2.111,96

(0% vat)

Only one available

Bottle code L2 065 ...

Please note: Box has a scratch on the back of the box. See second picture.

Tasting notes WhiskyFun.com 92/100 points

Ardbeg 25 yo 'Lord of the Isles' (46%, OB, 2001) Yes, that's the one in the green coffin - by the way the new bottling for the Festival 2004 comes in a green coffin too... Tastes and colours... Anyway, imagine I never tasted this one before! Nose: very smoky but not especially ‘peaty’. Or let’s put it this way: only the ‘smoky’ component shine through. A little restrained. Lots of ripe apple. Heavy peat arises after a while, though, together with some grassy, farmy notes. Mouth: bold and rich with some tropical fruit and a load of peat and smoke. Very nice balance. This is pure Ardbeg, even if I think there are some (even) better versions around (OB Provenance, Douglas Laing OMC or Platinum etc.) The ‘LOTI’ just lacks a little complexity in my opinion, but has a very, very long finish. 92 points (Davin 92, Ho-cheng 91, Olivier 92)

Tasting notes WhiskyFun.com 92/100 points

Ardbeg 25 yo 'Lord of the Isles' (46%, OB, 2004, L4)  I must confess I only ever tried the earlier batches of the Lord of The Isles - I think it all started around the year 2000.

Colour: pale gold.

Nose: it's an easier whisky than the 1966, with more fruits and herbs and less sooty/tarry notes. Typical good Ardbeg from the years when the output wasn't hugely peated, not too far from the well-known official 1978s, only with more kick. Quite some burning grass, apples and fresh walnuts... Then hints of clay and maybe touches of curry. No monster despite the coffin it was delivered in.

Mouth: starts relatively easy, almost smooth, but the peat blast is soon to happen. It's not very complex, but it's very complete (right, try again S.) with a sooty peatiness, fresh almonds, some lemon, green apples, touches of salt and a little pine resin. Gets rather more briny and kippery after that. Finish: it's long, saltier and more lemony. Almond and pine resin the the aftertaste.

Comments: it's not a hugely complex old Ardbeg but other than that everything's totally perfect here. SGP:458 - 92 points.

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Ardbeg 25 years Lord of the Isles

Ardbeg 25 years Lord of the Isles

€ 2.399,95-12%
€ 2.111,96

(0% vat)

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