Originally Posted by BenLeaman Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Ardbeg 2016 Dark Cove Committee Release
Just received this today. I've not yet opened it but certainly looking forward to the first pour.
Sounds like I'll like it on paper, anyone here try it yet?
I hate to quote myself but I feel it works best for continuity...
Cracked this open this evening and I'm kind of blown away by it. By no means do I have a sophisticated palate but I know what I like and this, this I LIKE.
So I'm not great at recognizing flavors and nose but I'll try giving a basic description because I'm pretty jazzed about it right now. I found this to have the brine-y, iodine-y taste of Ardbeg and then it also has a very sweet but balanced taste with it, which I assume is from the sherry casks. The flavors work perfectly together. It has a terrific amount of burn at the end being it's the 110 proof variation but pleasant and tolerable.
I personally like it over Oogie, which I do like quite a bit. I'm going to be searching out another bottle or two of the Dark Cove Committee.