The Ardbeg Blasda

September 26, 2013

Tasting notes: From the moment the first waft of the nose hits yours, you’ll realize that this dram is a wonderfully peculiar dram, designed to befuddle, bedraggle, and [...]

The Ardbeg Galileo

March 4, 2013

Tasting notes:       This 13 year old whisky is matured in a blend of ex-marsala wine and ex-bourbon casks.  Hold on, that was infelicitous wording: that should not be [...]

The Ardbeg Day – Feis Ile 2012

January 29, 2013

Tasting notes: The nose gives me the sense of cherry popsicles so powerful that it recalls the back porch and the hot night on which I last ate one.  Cicadas buzzed with an [...]

The SMWS 33.113

November 5, 2012

[Here’s yet another review of one of the current offerings from the Scotch Malt Whisky Society.  Check out the beginning of this other post for more on these [...]

The Ardbeg Alligator Committee Reserve*

August 2, 2012

Tasting notes:      On the nose, this dram is a felt-tip marker used to make a Bison hide, dried in a cave with peat smoke, resemble more closely reptilian skin.  The [...]

The Ardbeg 10

July 3, 2012

[A good long time ago now, we tried this dram amid other varied expressions from different distilleries during a trip to The Last Hurrah bar in Boston.  There, we did a [...]

The Ardbeg Supernova 2010

November 2, 2010

Tasting notes: The physical instantiations of the Malt Impostor serve as an Oasis of Calm from the freneticism of the rigors of life, and I was sure that the Ardbeg Supernova [...]
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