Ardbeg Alligator

This single malt whisky got its name from the charring process. The casks were charred at grade 4, which is the highest grade, meaning they were charred inside for four minutes. After this procedure, the resulting charred inner wall of the casks looks like an alligator skin.

Nose: strong peat smoke combined with ginger and white chocolate
Taste: warm and spicy with peat smoke, leather and a hint of chocolate
Finish: long and enduring with coffee and ginger

This single malt whisky got its name from the charring process. The casks were charred at grade 4, which is the highest grade, meaning they were charred inside for four minutes. After this procedure, the resulting charred inner wall of the casks looks like an alligator skin.

Nose: strong peat smoke combined with ginger and white chocolate
Taste: warm and spicy with peat smoke, leather and a hint of chocolate
Finish: long and enduring with coffee and ginger

Details about this bottle Edit
3360
Ardbeg
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
51.2%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Heavily Charred American White Oak
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Sweet:
Bonfire Smoke:
Fruit:
Lemon:
Nuts:
Oil:
Vanilla:
Zitrus:
Herb:
Cherry:
Coffee:
Leather:
Seaweed:
Maritime Notes:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Ham:
Medicinal Smoke:
Oak:
Pear:
Salt:
Spices:
Tobacco:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Sweet:
Malt:
Bonfire Smoke:
Ginger:
Grapefruit:
Lemon:
Nuts:
Oil:
Orange:
Wheat:
Zitrus:
Fruit:
Oak:
Herb:
Chili:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Leather:
Salt:
Tropical Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Spices:
Nuts:
Oil:
Pepper:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Leather:
Herb:
Chili:
Coffee:
Dark Chocolate:
Mint:
Salt:
Sherry:
Herbs:
Maritime Notes:

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Nosing:
Stunning aromas of charcoal, mulled wine and lemon icing sugar. Very creamy, with notes of vanilla and yoghurt, with a huge BBQ note. Some gingerbread and tangy apricots, and burning brown sugar.
Taste:
Creamy and zesty, with a huge whack of grapefruit and lemon, as well as BBQ sauce, ginger and orange zest. Like a really toasty rye whiskey in parts, with hints of icing sugar, cocoa, gingernut biscuits and intense smoke.
Finish:
Sweet and creamy with peppery, crackling peat smouldering away for hours.
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