North Star Spirits North Star Spirits Ardbeg 2005 (12 year old) 51.9%

Age: 10-12 yrs
ABV: 51.9
Bottle size: 70
Primary Cask: Re-Fill American oak
Only 1 in stock

Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Dist: Mar 2005 Btl: Feb 2018
Tasted: Mar 2018
A classic Ardbeg nose of woody, sooty and tarry peat. Good fullness to the spirit with a touch of sweet barley, malt, iodine, bog myrtle and mint. The peat moves in a slightly medicinal direction with time and is joined by hints of burnt wood embers and subtle vanilla.

The palate is woody and coffee'd but balanced by plenty of sweet barley. Gently oiled and tarry peat follows, but it's a real sweetie shop. Subtle vanilla oak, medicinal bog myrtle and salt come through on the middle and the finish is long and salty with the woody peat, coffee, dark chocolate and herbal spice lingering.

See my review in Episode 259 of the Good Dram Show -



We deliver to the UK normally by the next working day using one of our preferred couriers.


To check if we can deliver to your country, and to see the delivery cost, please select your country in the basket page.


You can buy online and collect from our Nottingham shop. Save on the delivery cost, pay online prices (which can sometimes be lower) and check your items are available before heading into town.


Your order can also be delivered to an alternative address such as a work address, just give us separate delivery and billing addresses at the checkout.


No hassle returns - just call us on 0115 911 0555 within 30 days to arrange


Got any questions? We'd love to help. Call us at the shop on 0115 911 0555 or send us a message here

Be the first to hear about new bottlings, limited editions, offers and our whisky tasting events
Join thousands of other whisky lovers & subscribe to get all the news from Gauntleys, our latest offerings & whisky events

Change delivery country

Please note: For deliveries outside the UK the buyer is responsible for any import duty within their country.