Ardbeg Auriverdes
Ardbeg Day 2014

70cl / 49.9%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Ardbeg Auriverdes / Ardbeg Day 2014
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A limited-edition whisky that was released on 31 May in honour of Ardbeg Day 2014 – the distillery's open day as part of the yearly Islay Festival. Named for the gold and green livery of Ardbeg's bottlings as well as the colours of the Brazilian flag, home of the 2014 World Cup.

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Ardbeg Auriverdes Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • 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.

  • Producer's Notes

    • 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.

2 Customer Reviews

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  • 4
    31 July 2017

    Love the creamy vanilla and dark chocolate smokey taste! Wonderful and not over powering!

  • 4
    17 September 2016

    a very tasty ardbeg