Ardbeg Dark Cove

Ardbeg Dark Cove

Price: $120 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Ardbeg / LVHM

Region: Islay

46.5% ABV

Aged For: NAS

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon, finished in “Dark” sherry casks

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn



Color: Amber

Nose: Sea air, peat smoke, pipe tobacco, vanilla, coffee and just a slight hint of sherry and blueberry.

Taste: Dark chocolate and vanilla (Bourbon casks showing), sea spray, raisins, cherry, pine wood, char, and tar.

Finish: Gentler than oogie (Obviously due to the ABV) but has a similar fruity linger. The difference being this has more of a caramel slant.

Thoughts: I enjoyed this, but I would pick up an oogie or corry as they are better priced. I think this sits right between to two as far as flavors are concerned.

Score: 86 out of 100

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