No age statement
Category: Islay single malt whisky
Product of: United Kingdom
Ardbeg Kelpie is a limited-edition bottling to celebrate Ardbeg Day 2017 [held annually on the final Saturday of the Islay Festival of Malt & Music]. It is the Ardbeg’s “first whisky with a heart matured in virgin oak from the Black Sea coast.” This is blended with malt matured in ex-bourbon casks.
Sampled on 02/06/2017
Clear, pale-mid golden amber.
Pungent salty seaweed, lightly smoky peat, bready cereal and black pepper with vegetal, dark chocolate and faint glue/silicone mastic. More earthy, tobacco leaf and ashtray with water.
Intensely flavoured with salt and black pepper, vegetal seaweed, hickory wood smoke and crispy bacon with clove, chocolate and tar. Go easy with the water as thins this malt’s lusciousness.
Salt, clove and tar with black pepper spiced tingle.
A huge, characterful Islay malt with black pepper spiced peat, salty seaweed, wisps of smoke, clove, chocolate and tar.
Closure: Natural cork stopper