Speciality Drinks

Elements of Islay

Ar2 (Ardbeg)

ABV 60.5%
REVIEWED Issue 84
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Specifications
Brand: Elements of Islay, Ardbeg, Speciality Drinks
Expression: Ar2 (Ardbeg)
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 60.5%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Speciality Drinks
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Smoked kipper and butter. Bags of peat and sweet seafood notes. Warmed tyres, earthy.
Palate: Coal tar soap with a great coating of peaty oil.A little oak grip too, balanced.
Finish: Dries leaving that coal tar note.
Comment: One for a seaside walk, the alcohol is well balanced.
8.0
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Peaty, phenolic. Creosote. Smoked haddock. Touch of tar. Farmyard. A distant sweet floral note. Gorse. Drying seaweeds. Apple sour with water.
Palate: Sweet, oily. The alcohol is well tamed. Liquorice losanges. Oak shows up at mid-palate.Water releases a sour note.
Finish: Lingering, dry. Bitter liquorice root.
Comment: Obviously a mariner.Getting a bit grumpy on the palate.
7.8
Visit the distillery
Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Islay, Scotland
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