Scotch Whisky, Islay Single Malt, The Ultimate
Estd 1815. Guaranteed 5 years old. Non chill-filtered. A monster of a dram. Young and intensely smoky, with a rich explosive mouthfeel of chocolate, tar and savoury meats. Cracked black pepper and sappy pine resin on the mouth. Wreaking Flavour in its path. There are plenty of things in the world that cannot be fully explained. One such peculiarity has emerged from the peat bogs of Islay. Said to be a feisty young creature, witnesses have spoken of its formidable bite. Senses are heightened with each encounter. First comes an intense aroma of cracked black pepper, mingling with sappy pine resin and the sharp tang of smoke. Suddenly, the explosive mouthfeel bursts forth with chocolate, creosote and tar: Savoury meats sink into the palate, before the long salty mouth-coating finish slinks away. At just 5 years old, the legendary smokiness of Ardbeg is untamed by age, revealing the inner beast of this Islay icon. 47.4% Alc By Vol 94.8 Ardbeg Distillery Limited, Isle of Islay, Argyll, Scotland, PA42 7EA.