Review - Ardbeg Kelpie Single Malt Scotch


Rating 3.5 Glasses


  • Distillery: Ardbeg Distillery
    • Years Aged: NAS
    • Proof: 92
      • Local Price (USD): $109.00
        • Availability: Uncommon


Tasting Notes

  • Color & Consistency: Light hay. Long, thin & inconsistent legs. 
  • Nose: Smoke, peat & salty sea air. The Black Sea and caviar
  • Taste: Oilier than Ardbeg 10, smoked salmon, peat. Old butterscotch candies from last thanksgiving that ended up in grandma Betsy's ashtray instead of the candy bowl.
  • Finish: Straight and to the point, doesn't linger long. Smokey bitterness with a hint of roasted seaweed.
  • Conclusion: Tastes like a burning fishing vessel. Smooth with a taste of the sea and all of the peatiness we have come to know and love from Ardbeg. Very tasty but save your rupees and by 2 or more bottles of Ardbeg 10. It's just a little too expensive for what you get and one of the reasons we knocked it down a glass on the rating. If you are an Ardbeg fan like we are, then definitely grab a bottle.