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I'm comparing Ardbeg's fancy Galileo to Ardbeg's bottom of the line 10 year, which is wonderful in its own right. Color: surprising difference! the 10yo is almost white, a pale citron. looks like it was only ever in oak. Galileo, is a beautiful amber russet. akin to mead vs. rum. Nose: 10yo is iodine, seaweed, charcoal, cigarette tobacco; Galileo is much more complex: plum, raisin, melon, blood, dusty cardboard, Christmas mass incense. Taste: 10yo is smoke, chocolate, dark cherry; Galileo is coffee, chocolate, spicy orange, caramel, leather. Finish: 10yo is tangy, chocolate, smoke in the back middle of the tongue and back palette; Galileo is much sharper with wood, coffee, chocolate, leather, cigar tobacco, smoke that covers your whole mouth. the extra 3% ABV makes a difference. I love the warmth of the Galileo. By itself, the 10yo is fine. Next to the Galileo, it's pale crap. The Galileo is lovely. I want to compare it to the Alligator next.