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Age:

No Age Statement

Region:

Islay

Color:

Rich Gold

Nose:

Intense menthol, spice, ginger, dark chocolate, barbecue sauce and rich pipe smoke.

Body:

Slick, astringent and slightly salty

Palate:
Familiar Ardbeg citrusy menthol and smoke, with deeper and more complex flavors.  Immediately spicy and peppery on the tongue.  Notes of vanilla, ginger, licorice and cloves give way to cocoa and a smokiness that lingers on the tongue.
Finish:

Medium to long finish.  Tarry coffee with a sooty smokiness closer to tobacco than peat smoke, tempered by a lingering burnt caramel sweetness.

ABV:

51.2%

Awards:

Price:
$$ - Definitely worth the price if you can snag a bottle

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The name Alligator refers to the deep charring of oak casks which creates a cracked texture akin to the hide of an alligator.  These flame toasted casks also impart a certain spicy-sweet quality and rich gold color to the spirit.

Alligator is matured in these heavily charred New American white oak ex-bourbon casks then vatted with Ardbeg's standard 10 year old stock.

Ardbeg Alligator is a very limited "Committee release", but rumor has it that there will be a wider release will be available this fall.  We hope so, because it would be a shame to miss out on such an exciting expression.

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Unfortunately, this Limited Edition is sold out.

 


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SUGGESTED CHOCOLATE PAIRING

Chuao - Melao (Salt Butter Caramel)

Gianduja pulls forward the vanilla and coffee notes which are more subtle in the whisky, while Melao's salt caramel delivers a wonderful salty/sweet foil to this dram.  Click here to purchase bon bons.

SUGGESTED CIGAR PAIRING

Camacho Triple Maduro

The Camacho Triple Maduro is made for this single malt. Both are strong on their own, but they temper each other when brought together. The creamy finish of the Camacho serves to soften the alcohol attack, and likewise the sugars in the Ardbeg help blunt the strength and nicotine of the cigar. The way these flavors combine is a whole story in itself. Check out our August 2011 featured pairing for more on this combination. Click here to purchase cigar.

 

 

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