Ardbeg Galileo Whisky was distilled in 1999 and bottled in 2012. This sold out with the first few weeks of release. It was matured in ex marsala casks from Sicily and balanced with first fill ex bourbon casks.
During a second try it started like an old rum again. Sweet. Hot. Very pleasant, opening quickly.
Sweet and smooth on the palate. Big, bourbony centre. Not really my ‘type’ but very good!
The finish is soft and sweet, with earthy smoke swirling about.