Dram Review: Ardbeg Blaaack Committee 20th Anniversary Limited Edition

[50.7%・NAS・Bottled in 2019・Official Bottling・Limited Release]

Nose:

Cowshed with loads of molasses building up a really sticky vibe, a bit metallic though with some rustic iron notes in the background and a wee splash of truffle oil in time.

Palate & Finish:

More molasses on the palate with an exaggerated herbal layering with instances of maraschino cherries showing a citrus edge.  It gets chewier with notes of dirty peat bog and even sweeter with the strawberry syrup and buttery toffee treacle.

Burnt sugar with a hint of mint in the finish.

Thoughts:

The Pinot Noir cask influence seems to have turned everything up a notch, it’s not a problem for me but it seems to be a more exaggerated and simplified modern creation, if you will..

☆ [Recommended]

-Nicholas

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