Ardbeg Dark Cove

Ardbeg Dark Cove

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Dark Cove is named after the place where whiskey smugglers (the cousins of the guy who founded the Ardbeg distillery) used to hide their barrels from the tax men. They even took a lighthouse keeper hostage and blew out the light while they were moving whisky into the cove.

I found this one very smooth for an Islay, but not at the cost of flavor. Very complex and peaty, but not too much smoke to mask they other flavors at play here. Unique tastes like tar and creosote mix with spice and leave a long, rich finish. Great for a dark stormy night.

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