Ardbeg Day Committee Release
Added on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 05:22 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: NA yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.70 % Region: Islay
  Price: $85 Availability: Specialty Stores
Member Ratings and Notes
Andy
 
n:  Burnt toffee and tar.  Hint of French Vanilla
p:  A bit waxy in taste and feel.  Grains dipped in iodine and a little bit of butterscotch.  Hot and aggressive.  The flavors are fleeting on the finish, but the "scotchiness" sticks around for a long time.  Not for the meek.

Overall, good, but not up to the Corry and Gator releases.

B/B+  
Fuji
 

N: Theres loads of iodine here along with spice and ashy smokiness.  But there's something floral here as well with a nice warm butterscotch sweetness holding it all together.

P: Kind of oily with an inital attack of spices followed by a sweet maltiness, cured and charred meats, grass, and some peat.  There less peat than I'm used to in Ardbegs.  

F: Starts to dry out with salt and some citrus rind bitterness

This is a calmer more relaxed Ardbeg.  The peat level is toned down and theres enough here to make this very drinkable.  B/B+ 

Blind retaste:
N: BUttery vanilla,  rubbery peat notes alond with crisp bacon and loads of spices.
P: oily mouthfeel with nice woodiness and carred meat and charred oak.
F: Long lingering warm peat finish
B/B+

 
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