Ardbeg Kelpie, Committee Release

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17214
Ardbeg
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
2017
51.7%
0.7 l
Original bottling
new Oak Casks from Rand of Schwarzen Meeres
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - With
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Dark Chocolate:
Sweet:
Herb:
Chocolate:
Fruit:
Heather:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Herbs:
Maritime Notes:
Coffee:
Lemon:
Oak:
Plum:
Spices:
Zitrus:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Pepper:
Spices:
Dark Chocolate:
Ham:
Heather:
Malt:
Nuts:
Oil:
Salt:
Herbs:
Maritime Notes:
Herb:
Alcohol:
Barley:
Caramel:
Coffee:
Fruit:
Honey:
Oak:
Seaweed:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Alcohol:
Fruit:
Oak:
Spices:
Maritime Notes:
Dark Chocolate:
Pepper:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Sweet:
Herbs:
Herb:
Apple:
Chocolate:
Coconut:
Coffee:
Green Apple:
Heather:
Malt:
Medicinal Smoke:
Mint:
Nutmeg:
Nuts:
Oil:
Plum:
Sherry:
Tobacco:
Vanilla:

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Davisscholar
20. Mar 2017
What a nice treat that hundreds (!!!) of Committee bottles were sold through premier US retailers this year.

Little fruit or distillery character initially. Strong earthy barley and that often absent Ardbeg note of smoked ham and fish - think honey-glazed Unagi.
Round, oily palate with a touch of sweetness. Rarely found in current releases, reminds me of the glory days of the "Almost there" and original Uigeadail releases 10-12 years ago. The smoke quality is almost only medium, but deliciously present and lingering. Does not need water, but takes it well.
The "fresh" casks integrate seamlessly without any char or tannin.

After a few days of opening, the Malt opens up, and some signature Ardbeg characters of candied citrus and stewed fruit appear, while the palate becomes slightly warmer and grittier.

The real winner is the finish, which leaves you with earth, smoked fish and campfire for minutes. Wish I had bought more, and can only hope the regular release will be comparable.

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01. Jan 2020