Ardbeg Day Review

This is the Ardbeg committee release from 2012 which consists of married ex-sherry casks that were previously used to mature Uigedail. It’s bottled at 56.7% ABV.

Nose: Strong peat with very strong fresh earth notes along with dried tobacco, campfire smoke, and brine.

Palate: Very strong peat again with cloves and pepper, straw, charcoal, and burnt leaves.

Finish: Anise mixed with peat and antique oak with chalky, subtle sherry notes.

Rating: 85/100 – A fairly standard Ardbeg for me. From memory, I don’t recall this standing out too much from the Corryvreckan or Uigedail. The sherry involvement is barely noticeable.

Value for the money: These are going for around €220 at auction recently, and it’s an easy pass for me at that price. Just buy an Uigedail instead for $80 or so.

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