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Ardbeg Alligator


 

Ardbeg Alligator Taste Profile
Stats – 51.2% alcohol, Islay
Price – $150
Color – Light amber
Nose – Fireplace, iodine, peat, and surprisingly little alcohol smell.
Palate – Ardbeg named this aggressive whisky for the appearance of the barrels which are charred to the point that the inside begins to crack and look reminiscent of alligator skin.  Light up front, but the smoldering fireplace builds firmly throughout.  At the middle, it gets a little sweeter and bitter citrus zest.  Some spice and hard-to-ignore Islay iodine.  The smoke is more charcoal than peat, I think the barrel charring overtakes the flavor here and leads to a long ashy finish.  This one is hard to ignore!

Alternatives:

  1. Ardbeg Corryvreckan (91%)
  2. Ledaig 12 Year – Dun Bheagan (87%)
  3. Port Charlotte – The Peat Project (74%)

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USA Ardbog Day | Ardbeg

The USA celebration of Ardbeg day kicks off tomorrow (May 28th) in Denver, Chicago, and Decatur, GA.  The festivities continue through the states until June 1st, find out if they’re rolling through your town and sign up:

USA Ardbog Day | Ardbeg.

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Ardbeg Corryvreckan


Ardbeg Corryvreckan Taste Profile
Stats – 57.1% alcohol, Islay
Price – $90
Color – Amber
Nose – Super peaty, smoky fire pit
Palate – Named for the gulf between the Hebridean islands of Jura and Scarba that produces a giant whirlpool.  Very rich right from the jump.  The alcohol burn creeps in a bit at the midpoint but is met with almost an overwhelming amount of peat smoke.  Although the peat lingers, it fades fairly quickly.  This is balanced by a touch of sweetness and black pepper spiciness.

Alternatives:

  1. Ardbeg Alligator (91%)
  2. Ledaig 12 Year – Dun Bheagan (90%)
  3. Caol Ila 9 Year – Burgundy Cask Finish (88%)

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