Ardbeg

Ardbeg Sherry Cask (~53%, Warehouse Sample, 2014)

Ardbeg Sherry Cask ~ Cask Strength (single cask sample)

~ 52-54% ABV / ~10-12 Years Old

Score: 89/100

P1060772

What they say:

The 3rd of our single cask samples from the Ardbeg Distillery was matured in a sherry cask.

What I say:

Oogy oogy oogy – oy oy oy

One word – Uigeadail

Colour:

Pure ruby red

Nose:

Old bicycle tyres, dusty, earthen, peaty smoke, strawberry ice cream, tangerine skin, figs, caramelised sugar, marmite/malt, jammy red fruits

Taste:

Jammy red fruits, slight cinnamon spice (firball gobstoppers) and chilli heat before peaty chewy smoky bacon, meaty, nutmeg and marzipan

Finish:

Long, old campfires made out of leather sofa’s

Overall:

Loved this one but overall was a little too ashen and peaty which overpowered the sherry – presumably this is ironed out of the single casks when vatting for production of the Uigeadail expression.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.