Ardbeg Auriverdes 49.9% NAS

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Distillery Ardbeg
Bottler OB
Serie Limited Edition
Bottled for Ardbeg Day 2014
Distilled date 2002
Bottling date 2014
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Cask Type American Oak Casks
Cask Number Bottle code L14 063 & 064
Alcohol percentage 49.9
Volume 0,70
Condition In original Box
Label Perfect

Professional reviews

BOW (86)

Serge Valentin (84)

Three stars and a half Or ambush marketing in malt whisky! Let’s only hope this baby will perform better than the team that was wearing similar colours during the World Cup. Colour: pale gold. Nose: same whisky, with an extra-layer of oak. I have to say this seems to work pretty well, because it’s not coconutty oak, rather burnt chips and even charcoal. Also wee notes of ripe bananas. Other than that, same combination of mercurochrome, bandages, grass and earth. With water: some marzipan coming out, café latte, custard… And not much peat either. Mouth (neat): definitely ‘modern’, in the sense that the first flavour you get is that of new oak. Grated nutmeg, ginger, strong black tea, cinnamon. And then more new-Ardbeg goodness, lemon, salt, pepper, ashes, grapefruits… Especially the saltiness is very obvious – and pleasant. With water: same. The oak’s spiciness is in the front row. Finish: quite long, on oaky pepper and ashes. Salt and lemon in the aftertaste. An alternative to a tequila shot? Comments: indeed I do prefer less new oak in my whisky, but I would not cry with the wolves. I find this Auriverdes very all right – although I like the regular Ten better. 84 points.

OTHER (91)

Ardbeg - Auriverdes 49.9% NAS

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