Welcome to the current ongoing series I’m calling “I’m Ar-begging you to stop making these puns”, in which I review all of the Ardbeg samples I’ve had sitting around, unreviewed.
So far in my reviews of older 90s Ardbeg samples, all of them have been ex-bourbon casks. And that’s not a bad thing. Currently sherry casks are only seasoned, and the quality of these casks hasn’t really given us the amazing flavours of older sherry casks.
Don’t get me wrong: You can still do interesting things with these casks. However for me, Oloroso casks and finishes usually don’t mix. I know I’ve enjoyed some of them, however I prefer a full maturation of Oloroso and a finish of PX.
Thus I too don’t know why I would purchase Ardbeg 23 Darkness! Oloroso Cask Finish, save for the fact that the PX was no longer available and I need to…
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