Ardbeg GROOVES 46% Vol. 0,7l
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SKU : 37147
Vendor : Ardbeg
Product Type : Whisky
Volume, ml: 700
Alcohol, ABV: 46.0
Base spirit: Barley
Country: Great Britain
Region: Scotland, Islay
Ardbeg Grooves was released in celebration of Ardbeg Day 2018, and as ever, the Islay-based distillers have created a most intriguing expression. Part of the whisky that makes up Grooves was matured in red wine casks that were very well-charred, resulting in heavy grooves in the surface of the wood. A mellow though flavoursome dram.
To quote Ash Williams; "Groovy".
Nose: A thick, spiced aroma of iodine, seaweed and golden syrup leads among a herbal note of lavender. An earthy funk from damp bonfire wood, old oak and dried grass is complemented by lighter touches of butterscotch, stone fruits and a little marzipan icing.
Palate: Vanilla fudge, toffee popcorn and tarred orchard fruits rise through a big, salty opening. Savoury BBQ notes of cured Italian meats are percolated by paprika, green chilli and scorched herbs. Antique leather and damp oak form an interesting backdrop.
Finish: Seaside bonfire and smoked salts percolate through a mellow sweetness.
Overall: Ardbeg has certainly found its groove with this beauty...