The 2017 Committee Release from Ardbeg
This rare release is matured in Russian Oak Casks which have been grown, felled and seasoned by the black sea.
Kelpie Definition – A Scottish, shape-shifting water spirit. Known to take the form of a horse or bull and prey on unwitting travellers to drown.
Ardbeg Distillery has forever held a deep connection to the sea. The depths around Ardbeg are full of legends of the creatures that are said to inhabit them.
Alcohol – 51.7%
Nose – A “dancing” nose. Layers of intertwined aromas whipped away on sea breeze. Powerful notes of oily peat, dark chocolate, smoked fish, hints of seaweed and a curious sharp herbal note.
Palate – Plunge into peppery mouthfeel leading to sea-salty flavours of smoke fish. Dark chocolate, turkish coffee. Peachy estery fruit, wood. Incredibly deep, the legacy of its cask and their journey from the Black Sea
Finish – Seemingly lasting forever, with deep, deep almost subterranean flavours of clove, tar and rich smoke.