Ardbeg

Alligator

ABV 51.2%
REVIEWED Issue 99
Specifications
Brand: Ardbeg
Expression: Alligator
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 51.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Islay
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 99
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Ardbeg Distillery, Port Ellen, Isle of Islay, Islay, Scotland
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Coal tar soap, sweet heather, smoked kippers and creamy cullen skink. Sooty edges. There is also BBQ marinade. Rice, black bean sauce and chillies, Char Sui pork.
Palate: Sweet first and then the soot comes through. Has a slight waxy texture to itas well.
Finish: Dries out briefly before becoming seriously mouth watering.
Comment: A serious and excellent addition to the line up, cannot wait to try it with Asian food.
8.9
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Big, intense. Immediate marine scents. Iodine, seaweeds with an earthy note. Smoky and floral notes rise up, intimately interlaced. Smoked haddock and meat. BBQ ready ! A fresh aniseed touch.
Palate: Sweet at start with a big whiff of smoke. Then a dry fizzy feel. The alcohol is well mastered. Minty and liquorice freshness.
Finish: Lingering, refreshing and sooty.
Comment: A big islander, well structured and well balanced. Just a dash of water isenough to enhance the flavours.
8.3
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