ABV 49.9%
REVIEWED Issue 120
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Brand: Ardbeg
Expression: Auriverdes
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 49.9%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 120
Tasting notes
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Peat, but that delicate peat which reminds one of a lazy summer day not a windswept boat trip. Apricots and peaches drizzled with vanilla custard. Mocha.
Palate: Chopped hazelnuts, peat smoke, Madagascan vanilla, Tonka bean and dark chocolate. This is rich and rounded.
Finish: More peat smoke, a hint of juniper and the mocha notes again.
Comment: Some people make peaty whisky, others try to. On this offering, these guys are the former, not the latter.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense with a floral note at start. Peony, freesia. Then comes smoke and light soot. Citrussy. A definite toasted aroma with a creamy twist. Cappuccino. Briny. Opening on sweet notes. Vanilla, frangipane with a touch of Séville orange.
Palate: Sweet at first then drying on smoke and soot. Smokier than on the nose. Still this citrussy character. Toasted coffee beans.
Finish: Sweet and fresh with a touch of liquorice and bog myrtle.
Comment: A classic Kildalton malt. A classic Ardbeg with a little plus (the toasty note).
Visit the distillery
Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Islay, Scotland
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