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Ardbeg Single Malt Whisky Ardbog

Ardbeg Single Malt Whisky Ardbog

As I wrote in a previous post about the opening of the Ardbeg Embassy in Whisky Bar 88 Poznan, while this event the Polish premiere of a limited edition of Ardbeg whisky – Ardbog also took place.

Ardbeg Single Malt Whisky Ardbog

Ardbeg Single Malt Whisky Ardbog

Single malt is the result of vatting distilates from classic Bourbon casks and the Sherry Manzanilla, for a minimum of 10 years. We have a natural color, un-chillfiltration and 52.1% ABV. After Ardbeg Galileo it is the next Ardbeg whisky on my blog.

Ardbeg Single Malt Whisky Ardbog

Ardbeg Single Malt Whisky Ardbog

Ardbeg Single Malt Whisky Ardbog

Ardbeg Single Malt Whisky Ardbog

C: amber with slight red tint;

N: salt, brine, penetrating through the peat and smoke, after a while oranges, orange peel, smell of the sea shore after a storm, wet earth, vanilla is delicately emerging, gently sweet, with the addition of water more vanilla, around you can feel tar and hot asphalt;

T: salty, sealike, peat with a little sparking, ripe red fruits – raspberries, cherries, traces of dark chocolate, alcohol is perfectly camouflaged despite the 52.1% ABV, it awakens memories of a voyage in a small yacht in a windy weather, when the waves are flooding the deck, the addition of water makes it sweeter;

F: long with oak bitterness, some peat and traces of bitter dark chocolate.

Ardbeg Single Malt Whisky Ardbog

Ardbeg Single Malt Whisky Ardbog

A powerful male single malt. It requires some time and reflection to know it well. During the first tasting I found it to be too salty, but now I see its full charm and complexity.

Score: 90


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