Ardbeg Blaaack Committee 20th Anniversary LIMITED EDITION 46% NV
€ 400,00 (in Vat)
|Serie||Committee 20th Anniversary LIMITED EDITION|
|Distilled date||Not Specified|
|Cask Type||Pinot Noir from New Zealand|
Faded cherry blossom
British fruit pudding, cedar wood and the scent of a cigar box. Oak tannins with truffles follow and reveal subtle notes of smoked jam tarts. With a splash of water, intense aromas of bitter cherries with spices come to light and transform into a wonderfully fragrant bouquet of violets.
A velvety mouthfeel drives the palate into a complex symphony of contrasting aromas. Anise, soot and summer fruits - such as cherries, strawberries, apricots and pears - pave the way to notes of shortbread biscuits, dark chocolate, coffee and almonds.
A long-lasting, smoky-sooty finish.
words of whisky
The nose excited me a lot. While the palate couldn't quite follow in its footsteps, overall that leads to a really good rating.
This is fruity, savoury and with a nice smoked paprika edge. Tinges of barbecued meat with raspberry and blackberry confit. There's a new-rubber-soles smell, as well as embers and wood smoke, but it's all very much in check and balanced with the fruitier notes.
Nice interplay between soft campfire smoke and sweet fruits with spicy, cracked black peppercorns. Some medium rubber notes as well, and a whiff of smoked bacon.
The finish isn't very long at all, especially not for a peated whisky. Spicy and tapering off into soft vegetal notes.