A 2011 release from Ardbeg Distillery. Like most of Ardbeg’s releases, this expression is also peated, yet still elegant and smooth. The name Alligator derived from the high level of char inside it casks, which makes the wood look like alligator skin.
Long Nose: The warning comes in smoked root ginger and barbecue sauce, while chocolate, cumin and warm oak shavings lie in wait.
Big Taste: Rearing up hot and spicy, smoked and charred with a leathery and sooty mouthfeel. Smoky pak choi and barbecue bite, while chocolate and black bean sauce roll around and around.
Finish You Off: Slow and long with mocha espresso and ginger, while cigar smoke ebbs away.