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Brand: Ardbeg
Expression: Galileo
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
Year of bottling: 2012
ABV: 49%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 106
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Hello Islay, peat fires, smoked kippers and sooty butter. Warming tyres and smoked meats. But there is a fruit freshness here too, zesty, grilled pineapple and smoked almonds.
Palate: Gentle fruit notes and that zippy zesty aspect hits you at first then the smokeunfurls bringing a slight dryness and earthy quality. Well balanced.
Finish: Smoky and sweet.
Comment: A malt that has gone where no malt has gone before.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Peaty, phenolic. Warm tarmac after a summer shower. Tar lozenges (theFrench miner's lozenges). In the background, fishing nets. Sweet vanillanotes slowly creeping under the peat. A floral hint. Freesia. Fresh lemon juice.
Palate: Sweet and silky at first. Then the soot makes the texture crisp and dry. Maltysweetness. Lemon posset. Smoked cured fish. Fresh almonds.
Finish: The soot leaves way to creamy yogurt and mint. Salty feel.
Comment: Perfect balance. Hidden complexity.
Visit the distillery
Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Islay, Scotland
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