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Ardbeg Alligator


A limited release special bottling from Ardbeg. “Alligator Charring” is a term used in the Bourbon and Scotch whisky industries to describe the method of charring (or burning) the inside of the oak casks before they are filled with spirit. The burnt wood staves take on the appearance of an alligator’s scales hence the name.  

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Tasting Notes

Colour:   Deep, dark brown.

Nose:  Smoked root ginger, barbecue sauce, chocolate, cumin and warm oak shavings.

Taste: Hot,  spicy, smoked and charred with a leathery/sooty mouth-feel. Taste of smoky pak choi, char siu (barbecued meat), chocolate, ginger and black bean sauce.

Finish: Mocha espresso, ginger and cigar smoke.

About the Brand


The Ardbeg distillery lies on the South shore of Islay, close to the other 'Kildalton' distilleries Lagavulin and Laphroig. Ardbeg was officially established as early as 1815 but was closed in 1983. Glenmorangie PLC bought the distillery in 1997. The purchase and restoration of the distillery required over 10 million pounds. Casks of Ardbeg whisky are stored at the distillery in four warehouses which hold up to 24,000 casks of whisky.

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