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Ardbeg Dark Cove Committee Edition

by Oliver Klimek on March 15, 2016


My Tasting Notes:

Colour: Dark amber
Nose: Peat smoke, vanilla, cherries, hints of chewing gum, cloves and black pepper.
Palate: Strong peat, liquorice, vanilla, lemon zest, hints of dried fruit, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg and pepper.
Finish: Long, spicy and smoky.
Overall: This has been dubbed “darkest Ardbeg ever”, but it’s not even as dark as my Uigeadail. Wood spices dominate, and there is a mild fruitiness. A solid release, but it can not beat good batches of Uigeadail.

Rating: 85/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

Review sample provided by Moet Hennesy

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Mark March 15, 2016 at 2:38 pm

Ardbeg is doing a fantastic job of keeping my money in my wallet with their past 4-5 special releases, including this one.


john March 15, 2016 at 5:58 pm

I’m glad that the French have taken such a drink aware attitude to us Scots. My money is still in my pocket too!


Martyn March 16, 2016 at 11:58 pm

Agree with the comments above…I’m not going to buy this ether,and also that’s includes new releases from Laphroaig and Highland Park.


Martyn March 17, 2016 at 12:01 am

Oops also I forgot to mention Glenmorangie as well..


Dr Yam June 18, 2016 at 10:03 pm

Loved this. Live Ardbeg and loved the fruity notes from the sherry casks. Thought it was well worth the money. Nose – fruit, medicinal, smoke and leather. Mouth – fruit and dark jam, plum pudding and smoke. Finish – sweet finish, into gentle smoke. Gorgeous. 5/5



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