Monday, September 12, 2011

The Alligator arrived

Ardbeg Alligator... the lastest release of the well-known Islay distillery. Strange name you may say... but it has its background.

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For the Alligator they used heavily charred cask... the charrin of the casks defines several stages and the heaviest charrin gives the inside of the cask the look of an Alligator skin. For this reason this stage is called Alligator and that's the name of this new Whisky.

Those first bottles which are exclusively for the Commitee members (you can see the "FOR DISCUSSION" on the label) have been released in a very limited no. in beginning of June this year. The regular bottlin hit the shelves in the beginnin of September... Those commitee bottles are collector's items in many cases, but I'll open them fo sho... I don't buyem to make cash outta them.

Ardbeg Alligator, Commitee Bottling

It's for discussion....

Here's the promo video that Ardbeg released on youtube...