Almost There

ABV 54%
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Brand: Ardbeg
Expression: Almost There
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 54%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 64
Tasting notes
Taster   Arthur Motley
Nose: Woodsmoke, raisiny fudge and burning field stubble. Smoked almonds.
Palate: A real witches' cauldron. The smokiness is very dense. With time green apple, lime and Werther's Original caramels come through.
Finish: Fading smoke and some pepper, but not as intense and lasting as I'd expected.
Comment: A breathless, smoky charge with great clarity of flavour.
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Smoky with seaweed and burned wood. Slightly vegetal/eucalypt with a hint of firelighter.
Palate: Immediate hit of smoke, cubeb berries but then a silky sweet mid-palate with touches of citrus. Then the smoke returns.
Finish: Salty and a little lean.
Comment: This is seamless stuff and despite the smokiness is unshowy. Only 9 Years Old? Great things are on their way.
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Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Islay, Scotland
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