Old & Rare Magnum Ardbeg 1991 30 Year Old 1.5L Description
An Ardbeg 30 Year Old, a cask strength dram that is a huge dram in many ways. This single malt whisky is released by bottlers Hunter Laing and is part of the Old & Rare collection. Distilled in March 1991, this was only bottled in May 2021. A single cask whisky, this is a giant Magnum bottle that contains 150cl of the fantastic liquid, enough to share. This whisky was matured in a refill hogshead and is bottled at 53.2% abv. We don’t know if this is a record for The Whisky Shop, but this has a truly tiny yield of just 39 bottles. An unforgettable bottle.
Rich, gold in colour, the nose is an archetypal Islay. Aromas of sweet iodine, sea salt, and peat smoke waft upwards. It is full in body, and a sweet vanilla note comes to the fore before further hits of iodine, sea salt, and peat arrive. The finish is spectacularly long, lingering, with a big hint of peat smoke.