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Ardbeg Galileo

Ardbeg Galileo Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
49% ABV
What the Distillery Says:
Ardbeg has always been right up there, having been voted Best Scotch Whisky in the World three times on the bounce. But in October 2011 Ardbeg-crafted molecules went one giant leap further…out of this world and into orbit. On Earth we created Ardbeg Galileo – a celebration of Ardbeg’s first ever experiment in space.

Nose Cone: Spicy toffee, tropical fruits and a puff of soot.
Taste: Salty, yet sweet with cream and a burst of smoking apricots.
Finish: Long, lingering and serene.

What Richard Says:
Nose: Pleasant. It’s a little more floral and herbal than other Ardbegs. There are nice bits of vanilla and fruit playing in the background with the sooty bits.
Palate: The Marsala and bourbon casks used for this give it a nice sweetness that plays with the maltiness and some pleasant fruity notes.
Finish: Chloroseptic throat spray. Yuck!
Comments: Oh my god this finishes bad. Others have said it’s the interplay of peat and fortified wine casks but whatever it is it’s nasty. With this being around $100 at the time of release and well over that now I would definitely try before you buy. You might even want to just avoid it all together.
Rating: Average

Event Notice: Mac McGee October Whiskey Club Events

One month, one bar, three whiskey events. Mac McGee has a series of scotch events on tap in October for your drinking pleasure.

Ardbeg Galileo Release
October 6, 2012 at 8pm

Come down and enjoy the latest delicious release from the masters of peat Ardbeg. This limited edition 12 year old single malt whisky is a special celebration of the “world first” space maturation experiment.

Ardbeg Galileo is a special vatting of different styles of Ardbeg laid down in 1999, all married together to give a sweet, smoky texture. The heart of this limited edition Ardbeg is spirit matured in ex-Marsala wine casks from Sicily that is combined with hallmark Ardbeg matured in first and second fill ex-Bourbon casks. The ex-Marsala casks add fruity aromas and textures to Ardbeg’s famed peaty, smoky house style. We will have the privilege of tasting three whiskies with the Ardbeg Girls: Ardbeg 10 year old, Ardbeg Uigeadail, and Ardbeg Galileo all for $30.

Isle of Arran Tasting
October 10, 2012 at 7:30pm

Tonight we have the rare opportunity to taste with The Arran Malt Ambassador, who will walk us through these exquisitely balanced and savory malts. We will taste a few rare releases from this small island off the coast of Scotland beginning with The Arran 10 year old, The Arran 14 year old, The Arran Sauterns Cask, The Arran
Amarone Cask, The Arran Port Cask, and The Arran Machrie Moor all for $35.

Bunnahabhain Toiteach Release
October 16, 2012 at 7:30pm

Truly a unique release from our friends at Bunnahabhain, the Toiteach is Gaelic for “smoky.” This heavily peated style is an unusual mark form a distillery that is known for delicate fruity Islay whiskies. Bunnahabhain Ambassador Haley Cognata will be here to talk about the lore and flavors of this distinctive distillery, while tasting Bunnahabhain 12 year old, Bunnahabhain 18 year old, Bunnahabhain Toiteach, and Bunnahabhain 25 year old all for $35.

RSVP for all events by contacting the folks at Mac McGee at 404-377-8050 or macmcgees@gmail.com.