Insider knowledge: Ardbeg Lord Of The Isles 25 Year Old whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Ardbeg Lord Of The Isles 25 Year Old whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Rich, deep. Notes of citrus, warm pastries, coastal. Big puffs of smoke, leather, fruity.
Palate: Sublime. Notes of leather, tobacco, smoke, limes, nutty. Black pepper and peat.
Finish: Long, sticking plasters, smoky.
Exceptional quality, bravo!
24th June 2013
A great Ardbeg but not as weighty as you'd expect. This is a very refined dram, perhaps too refined for a 25 yo Ardbeg. I have to say I was a little disappointed. The Rollercoaster offers more punch and some of the private bottelings around this age offer more smooth-old-age-Ardbeg that you would expect. I would say, in short, a great dram but at a quarter the price.
28th August 2011