Ardbeg Alligator 2011

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alc./vol:
51.2%

Proof:
102.4°

Vintage:
Non-vintage

Aged:
No age statement

Closure: Natural cork stopper

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom


Annual limited edition (40,000 bottles) Ardbeg's 'Alligator' was released 1st September 2011. Matured in the most intense type (level 4), 'Alligator’ charred casks before filling with spirit. The burnt staves take on the appearance of an alligator's scales, hence the name. Non chill-filtered.

Review and Tasting

Sampled on 05/09/2011

Appearance

Clear, mid-golden amber.

Aroma

Coal tar sooty nose with smoked oak chips, nubuck leather, fresh root ginger and barbeque sauce.

Taste

Hydrated to approx. 40% yields a huge palate explodes with smoky hot coal tar which mellows to reveal sweet liquorice, vanilla, chewy leather and oyster sauce. Lively ginger and pepper spiciness.

Aftertaste

Sooty coal tar, smoky bacon finish subdues to leave lingering espresso, bitter chocolate and soy sauce.

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