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Ardbeg Alligator

Brand
Ardbeg
Expression
Alligator
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
51.20%
Produced at
Ardbeg Distillery
Region
Islay
Availability
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Martine Nouet

83
Nose
Big, intense. Immediate marine scents. Iodine, seaweeds with an earthy note. Smoky and floral notes rise up, intimately interlaced. Smoked haddock and meat. BBQ ready ! A fresh aniseed touch.
Palate
Sweet at start with a big whiff of smoke. Then a dry fizzy feel. The alcohol is well mastered. Minty and liquorice freshness.
Finish
Lingering, refreshing and sooty.
Comment
A big islander, well structured and well balanced. Just a dash of water is enough to enhance the flavours.

Rob Allanson

89
Nose
Coal tar soap, sweet heather, smoked kippers and creamy cullen skink. Sooty edges. There is also BBQ marinade. Rice, black bean sauce and chillies, Char Sui pork.
Palate
Sweet first and then the soot comes through. Has a slight waxy texture to it as well.
Finish
Dries out briefly before becoming seriously mouth watering.
Comment
A serious and excellent addition to the line up, cannot wait to try it with Asian food.
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