ARDBEG DISTILLERY Kelpie Committee Release 2017
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The Committee Release of Ardbeg Kelpie is a special single malt which was released in 2017, having been matured in casks made from virgin Black Sea oak and more traditional bourbon casks.
Bottled at 57.1% abv.
Natural colour and non chill filtered
Colour: Fairly ripe straw
Nose: Powerful, oily peat, dark chocolate, smoked fish, hints of seaweed, and a curious, sharp herbal note. Waves of spicy, black pepper. Adding a little bit of water brings out creamy coffee, smoked fudge and pine resin.
Palate: Peppery mouthfeel is followed by a crescendo of rich flavours. Treacle toffee, Turkish coffee, smoky bacon and lots of dark chocolate. This is followed by a grand crescendo of peach, stone fruit, hickory wood, clove oil and a suggestion of black olives
Finish: Black olives, followed by clove, tar, and more toffee.