Ardbeg Rollercoaster Review

This was the Ardbeg Committee release in 2010. It’s made up of Ardbeg distillate from each year between 1997 – 2006. It’s bottled at 57.3% ABV.

Nose: Slightly closed off at first as old peat emerges with lemon juice – musty, damp oak, woody mushrooms, and a slight plastic note.

Palate: Peat much stronger on palate with wood chips, grassy malt, toasted almonds, and still a bit of plastic in background.

Finish: Simple finish with cotton notes, peat, and dry oak.

Rating: 86/100 – Pretty much on par with most of their other committee releases I’ve had.

Value for the money: These are going around €400+ currently, and it’s an easy pass for me at that price. Unless you’re a collector, I don’t think this is worth more than $150-200 tops.


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