Like witnessing Shaoling Soccer!
5th Aug 2014
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Tasting Notes by Rantavahti
When I first heard about Ardbeg Auriverdes being associated with football, I thought Green Street Hooligans or Football Factory. But after I tasted Auriverdes, it was more like Shaolin Soccer. And I mean it in a good way. This one's more into the technique than into straight forward kick ass style.
Slightly different from other Ardbegs, still keeping on with the quality standards of the famous Islay distillery. Great whisky.
Nose: Vanilla and citrus fruits with peat and oak. Smoke is sophisticatedly present.
Taste: Medicinal and fruity. Peachy with floral touch, very juicy sweet and smooth.
Finish: Fruits fade with peat and sour tones rising.
Balance: Great balance, good dram, usual Ardbeg quality in unusual-Ardbeg palate.