Ardbeg Alligator - Rare Limited Release Whisky 70cl

Scotch Whisky • 70cl • 51.2%
Product details
Ardbeg Alligator - Rare Limited Release
Country Scotch Whisky
Region Islay Whisky
Distillery/Brand Ardbeg
Style Single Malt Whisky
Maturation Oak
Natural Cask Strength? Yes

Ardbeg Alligator Rare

Aged in a similar style to the standard 10 year old, except for the fact that a portion of the whisky was aged in heavily charred barrels. The barrels are charred to such an extent that they start to crack a little on the inside, and this resembles alligator skin, thus the name. The committee release of Ardbeg Alligator was exceptional and incredibly popular. This will follow suit...

This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos just get in touch!

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Stunning aromas of charcoal, mulled wine and lemon icing sugar. Very creamy, with notes of vanilla and yoghurt, with a huge BBQ note. Some gingerbread and tangy apricots, and burning brown sugar.

Palate Creamy and zesty, with a huge whack of grapefruit and lemon, as well as BBQ sauce, ginger and orange zest. Like a really toasty rye whiskey in parts, with hints of icing sugar, cocoa, gingernut biscuits and intense smoke.

Finish Sweet and creamy with peppery, crackling peat smouldering away for hours.

Overall One of the best Ardbegs we've ever tasted. A mind-blowing malt!

Allergy information

This product does not contain any notifiable allergens
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Reviews for Ardbeg Alligator - Rare Limited Release
Love love
This is my favorite whiskey of all time. Just love it
Master of Malt Customer
5 years ago
7 years ago
A real Alligator of a whisky
Ardbeg are masters of packaging and branding. You will see 17 year olds from a previous life..the distilkery closed and was subsequently rescued by Glenmorangie..but they have no real old whisky being released now. We ll have to wait. So, they release - aside from their damn good,salty,peaty natural coloured 10 yr old - annual releases. 2011/2 ..They released Alligator. The insides of the casks were charred giving the appearance of Alligator skin. Far from being a gimmick the resulting whisky ( perhaps 8-10 yrs old) was beautiful. Barbeque, burnt umber, demerera sugar, perfectly balancedWow
Master of Malt Customer
8 years ago
My favourite Ardbeg
Just delightful! The smile and peat are still there but it has been smoothed out without losing the essential qualities that makes Islay Islay.
Master of Malt Customer
8 years ago
This is a wonderful whisky I would highly recommend, my favourite Ardbeg I have tasted
Master of Malt Customer
8 years ago
The best Ardbeg
And best whisky I have ever tasted
Master of Malt Customer
9 years ago
Tuote josta kaikki maistaneet tyksyivät
Hyvällä maulla tehty whisky ,sopii suuhun ei liian savuinnen koko arvosanan arvoinen
Master of Malt Customer
10 years ago
Toffee Orange and Leather
Briny leather nose with lemon cream and a multitude of other complexities. Peppery palate with leather and vanilla. Bitter nut and tobacco finish. If you thought the Uigeadail was not salty/tangy/bitter enough, try this. Bottle aging enriches with more toffee and orange, plus more char on the palate.
Master of Malt Customer
10 years ago
Wow sir, realy good wiskey, my quest to find the greatest wiskey has ended!
Master of Malt Customer
10 years ago
A gift from heaven
25 years working, and now a gift from my colleagues. The Ardbeg Aligator, what a hell of a gift mmmmmmm
Master of Malt Customer
11 years ago