Peated Single Malt
Ardbeg // Islay, Scotland
Released on Ardbeg Day on the 31st of May 2014 at the Islay Festival, this whisky is yet another special edition bottling released without an age statement from Ardbeg. Auriverdes is a name that honors both Brazil as the host country for the FIFA World Cup in 2014 (their home kit colors are gold and green) and the gold whisky inside the green bottle. Auri (gold) Verde (green). Supplies are very limited, but seek out your favorite whisky bar and you may just spy a bottle on the shelf.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"As is de rigueur for any Ardbeg release, the peaty, meaty aroma can be detected from afar. This time, though, the medicinal aspect takes a backseat and fresh fruity notes are allowed to ride shotgun with the peat reek. The whisky has a soft, slightly slick body and feels weighty on your palate. It is smoky throughout and has just a little bite on the finish. Overall, this drinks like a young whisky, but it's an enjoyable one at that. Don't over-think this one. "