Ardbeg Committee Release Ardbeg Day 56.7% NV
|Bottled for||Ardbeg Day|
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||Sherry Casks|
Gal Granov (90)
Nose: We’re starting our journey with peat reek. Sweet Oloroso sherry with wet bandages dipped in diesel fuel. Cinnamon and wood spice Mushrooms and teabags. Also sweet with vanilla . With water - the peat reek gets even stronger adding notes of damp wood and dry Cherubs.
Palate: Wham. Very powerful. Hitting the palate with peat, burnt sugar espresso and ginger. Smoke and ash are there alright. On the second wave burnt crust of crème brûlée and dried fruit. Creamy and savoury. It’s like the Uigedail but a tad darker. The Oloroso stands out adding Creaminess. With water – it gets fruitier with enhanced feeling of dried fruit and sweeter sugars.
Finish: Dried fruit, ash and double espresso. With the burnt sugar lingering.
So how is it?
Terrific dram, lovely, very drinkable. If you liked the uigedail, and peat’s your game, you are on friendly grounds here. It’s more intense, and very rewarding. I like it very much.Good Sherry integration too. If you can get one, buy one. I would love to have a bottle handy. now, how? anyone fancy getting one for me?