70cl / 49.9%
Ardbeg Day 2014
- Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
- Distillery Bottling
Ardbeg Auriverdes Reviews
Tasting Note by Ollie C
Nose: Vanilla and tangerine. Soft creamy tablet with just a background smoke and light (very light) BBQ kipper skins.
Palate: A touch of that Ardbeg chocolate peat smoke but milder. Creamy but turning spicy with rock salt and ground pepper. Drying charcoal and lots of prickle.
Finish: Sour and salty. A touch of sour cream lingers on the palate. Quite dry, with a little menthol.
Tasting Note by Stuart P
Nose: Hang on, this is Ardbeg? Much lighter than expected, with the peat fighting for survival against the toasty oak, mocha and peppery notes.
Palate: Creamy coffee to the fore, joined by dark chocolate and mocha, then a refreshing peachy character kicks in alongside peat and black pepper.
Finish: The creamy fruitiness gives way to the trademark (if subdued) Ardbeg peat.
Comment: After some of Ardbeg’s recent big-hitting releases, this is an intriguing, pastel-shaded malt.
Tasting Note by Rocky
Nose: Notes of dark chocolate, mocha, tar, peat and vanilla.
Palate: A creamy texture, with the mocha notes continuing, being joined by liquorice, tropical hints of pineapple and mango, and a whack of vanilla from the bourbon barrels. The peat is on the lighter side for an Ardbeg and isn’t overpowering.
Finish: Pretty long finish with the fruity notes slowly dissipating to leave spicy liquorice and peat smoke.
Comment: The peat is nowhere near as strong as I was expecting, with the toasting balancing it elegantly. This Ardbeg Day release is certainly very different in style to the previous editions, but is just as intriguing.
Aroma: Tarry and herbal notes with hints of mocha
Taste: Coffee grounds pass to smoked root vegetables, while maple-cured bacon collides with hot-smoked salmon
Finish: A lingering, smoky vanilla note
1 Customer Review
a very tasty ardbeg