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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Ardbeg Galileo: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by Calandro's Supermarket

Ardbeg Galileo
In honor of actually sending some of their whisky to space, Ardbeg released Galileo as a limited special batch version of their classic single malt Scotch.  You can hear more about it by listening to the podcast below that was recorded for Raise a Glass at Roux Wine and Spirits.  We tasted it on the same show as the Jefferson's Ocean, so both are on that episode.  The Arbeg Galileo is smokey and sea-salt briny on the nose with monster peat and grass aromas.  I called it a "beautiful bouquet of burning earth."  The taste is a like a campfire with big smoldering wood.  It is robust, with hints of mineral sweetness.  It finishes with lingering smokiness, some fruitiness, and a hint of espresso.  It is certainly worth a try for all Scotch lovers!


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Ardbeg Galileo

Average Score 75.5


Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze sponsored by Calandro's Supermarket. Calandro's has one of Baton Rouge's best selections of bourbon, Scotch, and other whisk(e)ys as well as wine and craft beer. WW is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 20 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.