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Ardbeg Alligator

A Snappy Little Beast

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@AlanjpReview by @Alanjp

2nd Sep 2011


Ardbeg Alligator
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I was lucky enough to get my hands on a bottle of the Ardbeg Alligator Committee Reserve release, and having recently had great experiences with Islay malts (Laphroaig mainly) I had high hopes for this animal.

My expectations were surpassed quite quickly, after seeing the golden colour and smelling the smoky, charred wood, BBQ filled aroma. It was a heavy hitter and actually caught me by surprise!

The charred wood and BBQ characteristics continued into the taste, where a lot more appeared as well. I picked up a spring-like aroma, full of the joys of spring as they say, and would liken it to those sweets, the Rainbow Drops.

There was a fruity finish filled with peat smoke, and it lingered for just long enough!

In closing, it's an absolute beast of a dram, a true animal of Islay, and one I'll enjoy again and again. If you're a cigar person like me, spark a large one up to accompany a dram of this, and you'll experience exquisite pleasure!

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