Thursday, 23 February 2006
Ardbeg 30 year old 1975, 47.8% Platinum Selection Whisky
Distilled 1975 bottled 2005 at 47.8%
Platinum Selection Bottling by Douglas Laing
One of 274 .
Its nose is characteristically aromatic, earthy, sweet, tarry and distinctively peated, a real islay smiler.
The Palate is attractively rounded and full, manifestly oceanic with expected peaty characteristics, still maintaining an attractive sweet profile.
This runs to a finish which is smoky, dryly spiced with more late tar qualities evident.