Ardbeg Dark Cove (2016 Committee Release)

Peated Single Malt

Ardbeg // Islay, Scotland

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  1. chawynryn

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    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  2. doneeb

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    4.0
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    While I"m sad that we're seeing more and more NAS special releases at higher prices, if it's good, I won't hold the lack of an age statement against it (can't say the same for the price). And this is quite good. If I were to point someone to a whiskey with an oily mouthfeel, this would be the one. The nose is all honey with coy hints of peat and brine. On the palate, pears, peat, and that sweet honey slowly build and make themselves known with an assurance you can expect from Ardbeg. Those slowly fade into a delightful punch of tartness followed by a rush of saliva who is just trying to figure out what's going on. The sweet honeyed peat sits on the roof of your mouth with a small campfire to keep it warm. And it stays there indefinitely.
  3. StephenT

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  4. Aaron-Golbeck

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    5.0
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  5. washeewashee

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    3.0
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    Nose - Lightly earthy, briny salty sea smoke, tiny hint of fresh rubber, hint of dark chocolate cocoa nibs, burnt/caramelized raisins. Taste - Beach campfire smoke, like a campfire that has lightly damp seawater soaked wood, briny dark chocolate covered raisins, hint of rubber, dark red wine poached prunes, white pepper/cayenne pepper spice tingle. Finish - Lingering salty sweet smoke, peppery tingle, salty sweet bitter chocolate. Score - 76/100 Final Thoughts - This is a more tolerable peated Scotch for me. Not being a huge fan of peated whiskies in general, this was a very drinkable dram, although I have to be in the mood for it. It's like being on a beach near the sea with a campfire, with a charcuterie spread of smoked ham, smoked salty aged cheeses, dark chocolate, and dark dried prunes and raisins. The peat is very tolerable in this one, but the lingering salt is a bit off-putting and I think for me, this would be my last or second to last dram of the night in order to cut back on the smoked salt finish.
  6. PBMichiganWolverine

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    5.0
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    "This is such a perfect drink with this cold nor'easter pounding central NJ outside. This is a very different Ardbeg compared to others. Either way...an Ardbeg is an Ardbeg, and in the words of McDonald's...." I'm lovin' it". Salty, peaty, with a kick of toffee. Thanks to ModernDrinking for the sample!"
  7. galaxyhero

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    4.0
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  8. Nicole-Reed

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    5.0
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  9. nsenior57

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    4.0
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  10. Do0m3r

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    4.0
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