A limited edition Ardbeg, released during the Fèis Ìle 2013 whisky festival. Aged in a combination of bourbon and some Manzanilla sherry casks, it was produced for 'Ardbog Day', which was celebrated around the world on 1st June 2013.
Ardbeg is a Scotch whisky distillery on the south coast of the isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides group of islands. The distillery is owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, and produces a heavily peated Islay whisky. The distillery uses malted barley sourced from the maltings in Port Ellen. The name is derived from the Scottish Gaelic: Àrd Beag, meaning Small Headland.
|The Glenmorangie Co (Moët Hennessy)||1815||active||Link||Link|
|Bottling serie:||Limited Edition|
|Strength:||52.1 % Vol.|
|Number of bottles:||13000|
|Cask Type:||ex-Bourbon Barrels & Manzanilla Sherry Butts|
Nose: Sea salt and brine with some dark fruit and hints of barbecue. Maple syrup, plum, orange, mint and more herbal notes with a touch of tomato vine. White coffee develops.
Palate: Big - it feels like all the moisture is being sucked out of your mouth at first but in a good way. Salt crusted raisins, rich nuttiness, pickled onions. Sounds odd but it’s honestly superb!
Finish: There's red chilli heat on the finish as well as paprika.