Sea voyage in the storm..
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.
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.
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.
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.