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Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 years old

Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 years old

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Fully matured Ardbeg […]

Today, wandering the streets of Sopot, in principle, quite unexpectedly, I hit tasting of a new Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 years old. Its good sometimes to go out and explore the city ;) Were dealing here with a bottling from 2017, guaranteed 23 years of maturation, as certified by the producer and non chill-filtered. Power is placed at a reasonable 46.3% ABV. This is the second edition of the Twenty Something, prepared to honor the people who protected the distillery from complete closure for good. In September 2016, the 21 years old version appeared, while this year we could see 22 years old. One can say that we have a true debauchery, three adult Ardbegs in the last three years, it probably has never happened before. [caption id=attachment_7827 align=alignnone width=1920] Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 years old[/caption] [caption id=attachment_7829 align=alignnone width=1920] Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 years old[/caption] [caption id=attachment_7831 align=alignnone width=1920] Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 years old[/caption] Let’s get to work! C: gold; N: interesting, deep, even fruity despite the still perceptible peat, which is balanced and does not overwhelm, orange, also its peel, candied orange, peach, plus a drop of lemon, then a touch of toffee and caramel, of course, in the surrounding we have a little smoke all the time , warm asphalt and salt sea air; T: in taste, the elements of peat are definitely more intense, which does not prevent the fruit present in the aroma, also appear here, then I also have the touch of brine, wood and warming brush ginger, the taste gives the impression of quite thick and oily; F: long peat, with traces of ginger and orange. Score: 89. This is a very interesting and mature edition of Ardbeg, worth trying if you encounter it, although the current price is a bit scary. Nothing you can do, life. [caption id=attachment_7833 align=alignnone width=1920] Ardbeg Twenty...

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(89 points)


  • Mysterious dram – Blind tasting

    Mysterious dram – Blind tasting

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    Testing / Tasting
    (82 points)

    It’s always an interesting experience

    During the 5th Whisky Festival in Jastrzębia Góra, I tried many malts, I also got a few samples, including one mysterious. Mysterious, without specifying any details, just for fun in blind tasting. There was nothing left for me to do. Nice weather, so I called the dog and went to the sea to taste. In order not to get carried away by the beautiful nature, I carried out the second part of the tasting after returning home. [caption id=attachment_7809 align=alignnone width=1920] Blind...

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  • Bowmore 10 years old Dark & Intense, 40% ABV

    Bowmore 10 years old Dark & Intense, 40% ABV

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    Sherry casks and peat

    I was going to to place this post in April, because the bottle of Bowmore 10 years old Dark & Intense, 40% ABV, I bought back then while a visit to Kyto, Japan. I came across it accidentally, in fact I accidentally came across a whisky store that was next to the sushi bar, which was the purpose of my visit to that part of the city. In the store, the choice was quite wide and decent, the prices did not seem excessive either. I think it was cheaper than in my country. After deeper...

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  • Aberlour A’Bunadh, batch 58, 61.1% ABV

    Aberlour A’Bunadh, batch 58, 61.1% ABV

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (90 points)

    Young Sherrymonster

    Recently, I had the opportunity to take a walk through the airport shops, mainly in the whisky departments. In fact, nothing particularly interested me. Yes, I met terribly expensive bottles Dalmore, Macallan or 50-year-old Glenfiddich, except that I treat them rather as a permanent exhibition. From products for people, my eyes attracted Aberlour ABunadh, batch 58, 61.1% ABV and I decided to take it on a further journey. Yes, its a NAS, except that in a natural presentation - colour, no...

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  • The Antiquary 12 years old

    The Antiquary 12 years old

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (81 points)

    Happy New Year

    For the first post this year I chose blended whisky, but it less recognizable. Everyone knows well the biggest on the market like Johnny Walker, Grants, and Ballantines, or even maybe Hibiki but the world does not end there. It just happens that in the glass I have The Antiquary 12 years old, 40% ABV. The origins of the brand date back to 1888, when John & William Hardie decided to put together their blend in Edinburgh. Today The Antiquary belongs to Tomatin Distillery Co., therefore...

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  • Longrow Red 13 years old Malbec Cask Matured

    Longrow Red 13 years old Malbec Cask Matured

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    Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    Peat and red wine.

    During last Whisky Live Warsaw 2017, a friend of mine presented me a solid sample of Longrow Red 13 years old Malbec Cask Matured - great thanks. Longrow is a peated whisky produced by the Springbank Distillery, next to the Springbark (medium peated) and much milder Hazelburn. We are talking about the Campbeltown Region, which is the smallest whisky region in Scotland. In addition to these, there are also Glen Scotia Distillery and Glengyle Distillery producing Kilkerran. My guest for today...

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  • Kilchoman Single Cask 2011/2016 PX Finish na Whisky & Friends M&P Festival

    Kilchoman Single Cask 2011/2016 PX Finish na Whisky & Friends M&P Festival

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (84 points)

    Young and ready

    It has been a while since last Kilchoman on the blog, then it was a version prepared for Whisky Live Tokyo 2013. Today I also have a festival version, the Whisky & Friends M&P Festival. This time it is also a single cask, no 254/2011, my bottle is 45 out of 258, distilled on 27th May 2011 and bottled on 11th April 2016, natural color, unchillfiltered, cask strength 58% ABV, finish in Pedro Ximenez casks. There is nothing to hide I like single casks the most. Lets get straight to the...

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  • Glenfiddich 15 years old 58.1% ABV

    Glenfiddich 15 years old 58.1% ABV

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (90 points)

    Distillery Exclusive

    Today it is time for available only in the distillery Glenfiddich 15 years old, cask strength 58.1% ABV. I bought that bottle and I filled it myself there. It comes from batch 20 its no is 81. Everything happened four years ago on September 24, 2013. To an even greater joy the Master Distiller Brian Kinsman dedicated it to me. Brian once again thank you and best regards. In fact, the whole trip was very successful. [caption id=attachment_7440 align=alignnone width=1920] Glenfiddich 15...

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  • Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017, 57.2% ABV

    Laphroaig Cairdeas 2017, 57.2% ABV

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (90 points)

    Thirsty malt

    Cairdeas, or friendship, thats how Laphroaig calls his annual editions for Feis Ile. Probably not to be called otherwise, since the purchase of this bottle this year was a real torment. First, I was looking for Cask Strength, but this quickly ended, then Laphroaigs website decided to prove that youre not strong enough to face it. Finally after two days I was able to reach the stage of entering credit card details. And then, no confirmation, email, contact, nothing. After a few days the...

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  • Jura Tastival 1997/2015, 52% ABV

    Jura Tastival 1997/2015, 52% ABV

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    My whisky collection Testing / Tasting
    (90 points)

    Whisky Festival 2015 Exclusive

    I have tried single malts matured in many different barrels, after Bourbon of course, sherry, port, madeira, other wines and beer too. I did not drink whisky aged in sparkling wine casks. So its time for a new sensations or maybe it will not make much difference? Interesting ... During a visit to a distillery on the Isle of Jura, Jura Tastival hit my eyes, specially released for the festival in 2015, distilled in 1997 and bottled with 52% ABV. Above that natural color and non-chill filtered....

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