Ardbeg Dark Cove / Ardbeg Day 2016
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Product Description

Dark Cove is a limited-edition whisky released on 28 May in honour of Ardbeg Day 2016 – the distillery's open day as part of the yearly Islay Festival. Matured in a combination of ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks, this is smoky and spicy with a hint of sweetness.

Ardbeg Dark Cove Ardbeg Day 2016

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 46.5%

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Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Billy A

    • Nose

      A sweet and savoury combination of new leather, creosoted fences, char siu pork, sultanas and raisins, with lemon and orange oil, treacle toffee, a touch of tar and burning heather.

    • Palate

      Softer than expected, with lots of char and ash up front. Coffee grounds and singed citrus lead to bitter dark chocolate and tar, before fruit cake, candied ginger and liquorice sweeten things.

    • Finish

      Burning pine needles and black coffee fade to blackcurrant and liquorice, and Hall’s mentholyptus. The menthol lingers for minutes, along with a background of peaty smoke.

    • Comment

      A complex nose leads into a surprisingly easy-drinking palate – there’s lots of flavour, but little in the way of boozy burn. However, the finish took me by surprise – it lasted happily through my washing up of my tasting glass and the making of a cup of coffee, and is still just hanging on as I type this, five minutes later. It may not be as dark as the name suggests, but it is classic Ardbeg.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    • Aroma

      At first meaty, earthy and spicy, with bold notes of dark chocolate emerging against orange, treacle toffee, coffee and oak, a smoky background and a mysterious floral note.

    • Taste

      The mouthfeel is almost tart, with raisins, dates, ginger and pepper spice surge and waves of smouldering charcoal, wood polish and creosote notes, leading to cured smoked ham and squid ink noodles.

    • Finish

      Long, spicy and rich with notes of toffee, coffee and tar.

Customer Reviews

5 (15 Reviews)

  • 5


    The best of the best. Ardbeg is my favorite distillery. And Darkcove is where they peaked for me. BRING IT BACK!!!

  • 5

    John Hudson,

    had one a couple of years ago, its got to be one of the best. delightfully soft and smooth, with a good hint of smoke and toffee. Oh how i'd love another.

  • 5


    Please bring this back. Top notch. So many notes to please the palate.

  • 5


    Mind blowing

  • 5

    A disgruntled fan,