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Ardbeg Alligator

Overall rating
90.58/100
votes
21
Whiskybase ID
22310
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Committee Reserve for Discussion
Bottled
21.04.2011
Casktype
New American White Oak
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
L11 111 14:56 6ML
Added on
04 Jun 2011 6:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 897.36

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21 × member ratings

140 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Alligator

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.58 points

  1. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Not much for Islays, but I'm trying still. This looked like a phone experiment so now I have enough to get a good glimpse of Ardbeg.
    • Nose
      Smells like peat, and some spices. Little traces of orange on honey, more smoke and tar
    • Taste
      more smoke, most Islay's, spicy, some mocha and pear. Kind of oily too
    • Finish
      Begins to mellow out from the alcohol and starts to become nice.  more peat and smoke with hints of chocolate.

  2. BSWproject27 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Color - Golden
    Tasted on 06/24/2011
    Bottle Code: L11 111 15:07 6ML
    • Nose
      Smoke and day old burnt charcoal. Hints of espresso and fresh ground coffee beans, wintergreen and cotton candy. The higher ABV surprisingly is not dominant on the nose.
    • Taste
      Deep, pronounced smoke, peat, tar and rubber tire. Peppered spice is also present with cardamom and tones of rich caramel and bitter high % cacao dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Really long....like wake up the next morning and still taste it long. Smoldering campfire clings to the palate as the sweeter flavors fade. Perhaps my mouth charred itself along with the cask. This is a brilliant blend of charred smoke, peat and sweet flavors - one of the better Committee Ardbeg's I have had in some time!

  3. Furtia scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      93 93

  4. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Great news!!! The Alligator Is in and very good to taste. The Committee Reserve has been replaced with a similar edetion well worth its weight and gold. That Ship in the US only because of customs.

  5. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Sorry if there is no more at the shoplink. This bottle is  very limited release and even I only received one bottle to purchase. They only received 2, and were told that it was all gone. I am currently checking other sources. Keep a look out soon, and check back from time to time. You never know when this will surface again somewhere.

  6. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The Guys over at this location Del Mar Wine Company are so helpful and will do all they can to provide you with any bottle available. More power to them in the future and hope all the best for Ardbeg in the years to come. Look forward to seeing them at the San Francisco Whisky Fest in Oct. See you all there, Ciao

  7. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose is pretty good, lots going on at first, begins to mellow out and get mellow, finish you start to pick up on the flavors, price is average at 100$us, presentation plain. It would have been nice in a alligator skin like box or case like most Ardbeg`s.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. mmaclean scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    They have one bottle left and it is a small release bottle for the states. I have not been a Ardbeg fan, however I feel I am slowly coming around to the ones like sweeter and chocolate notes like this has. I don`t like the raw peat or seaweed, brine, tar, drinking ones. Blahh, if I want seawater, I live next to the beach. I can drink that for free!

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