Ardbeg Kelpie Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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alc./vol:
46%

Proof:
92°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
No age statement

Closure: Natural cork stopper

Product of: Product of United Kingdom 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.
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Review and Tasting

Sampled on 02/06/2017

Appearance

Clear, pale-mid golden amber.

Aroma

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.

Taste

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.

Aftertaste

Salt, clove and tar with black pepper spiced tingle.

Overall

A huge, characterful Islay malt with black pepper spiced peat, salty seaweed, wisps of smoke, clove, chocolate and tar.

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