Ardbeg Galileo / 12 Year Old / 1999
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ardbeg Galileo 12 year old, distilled in 1999, filled to bottles in 2012 with much excitement and anticipation! Bottled to celebrate Galileo (Galileo Galilei), a hugely influential Italian astronomer, physicist and philosopher, who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. Galileo was also an unmanned NASA spacecraft which was sent to space in 1989 to study planet Jupiter and its many moons.
The heart of this Ardbeg is matured in ex Marsala casks from Sicily, balanced with first fill ex bourbon casks, bottled at 49% vol.
Could this be the most talked about release of the year? Whisky and space, pure geekery, we love it.
Only 1 bottle per customer.
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Galileo 'Space Travel' Tasting Notes
Nose: At full strength, soot/tar, spicy toffee, Butterkist popcorn with hints of ripe, exotic tropical fruits (banana, mango and lychee). A splash of water releases fresh, salving antiseptic notes and a hint of sea spray
Taste: The chewy/oily texture leads in to sweet, creamy fudge, smoked apricots smothered in cream, ripe banana and lots of spices – cinnamon, clove and aniseed
Finish: The chewy/oily texture leads in to sweet, creamy fudge, smoked apricots smothered in cream, ripe banana and lots of spices – cinnamon, clove and aniseed The smoky, but sweet, finish lingers long in the mouth, again drawing the mind back to rich, smoked fruits
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