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Ardbeg ‘Over 10 years old’ for Scoma by Cadenhead 58.5%

A gem from the Whiskyfair Limburg 2022. Note the unique label and font for this series. Needless to say, it is phenomenonally rare to see one open.

Here we get a great example of a 70s sort of Ardbeg, with a chunky but angular peat, dripping with the earthiest tar, black oils, bog preserved roots and just reeking of ancient vegetative decay in stages approaching coal. In other words, just the best. Crystalline saltwater cuts this earthy fog with ease. Followed by lemon oil, fresh seaweed and cigar ash in copious abundance. Charred wood and pitch lathered rope, old minty digestivs and gentian on a battered dock in a storm. Every time I drink an Ardbeg like this, I am left amazed how the pristine coastal elements easily cut the thick-limbed, black-oozing peat. Totally fulfilling expectations. Only a touch acrid when it comes to the ash. 93 pts

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