The Ardbeg annual Feis Ile release is always accompanied by a bit of fanfare and lots of excited collectors and resellers as this dram will not last long on the shelves.
With a not to subtle hint to this years world cup the Auriverdes is a nice dram but really feels like it has been left behind in the dressing room in comparison to the Ardbeg Day and Ardbeg Galileo releases.
I'd have to be honest and say that this wasn't a disapointment but that i do think they could have done better with this, and i'd like to see the folks at Ardbeg push the boat out with something a bit more special for next years.
Thanks to Ardbeg for the official sample.
In the beginning this is all earthy notes then it begins to open up with hints of lightly smoked bacon and HP sauce with gentle wood burning chimney smoke and hints of lemon peel and zest with some freshly squeezed orange peel oil
Sweetness initally almost sugary sweet then lots of orange peel oil lemon rind and hints of wood chimney smoke.
Smoky citrussy and peppery.
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