Ardbeg - 1996 Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice RangeIslay Malt Whisky
Distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2005.
The box has a small amount of wear and tear.
Colour: Light gold.
Tasting notes, undiluted: Nose: Medicinal with hints of iodine and carbolic soap. A subtle smoked fish element - slightly sweet and oily. Palate: Birchwood with salty/briny elements. A softening sweetness emerges with a rich sherry fruitiness.
With water: Nose: Medicinal and oily - plastiscene and kippers. Traces of cresote and bonfire embers. Palate: Peat smoke with subtle medicinal flavours. Sherry notes again present with a salty/briny element.
Body: Full. Finish: Ash with some medicinal notes and a rounding sherry edge. Cask Type: First Fill and Refill Sherry Casks. Whisky Style: A powerful whisky - full of smoke, spices and a distinct salty edge.