Region: Islay (Scotland)
Size: 700 ml
This is the general release (hence called Untamed Release) of 2011 Ardbeg Committee Release - Alligator - named such due to the high level of char of the virgin American White Oak casks used for maturation, which makes the inside of the cask surface look like an alligator skin. Color: Gold Nose: Smoked root ginger and barbeque sauce with chocolate, cumin and warm oak shavings in the background Palate: Hot and spicy, smoked and charred with a leathery and sooty mouth feel. Smoky pak choi, chocolate, ginger and black bean sauce. Finish: Slow and long with mocha espresso and ginger with cigar smoke. (Tasting Notes from Distillery)
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