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Established in 1815, Ardbeg is known as one of the peatiest, smokiest and most complex of all the Islay malts. The idea of taking the smoky spirit back to its peaty roots came from the mind of Ardbeg’s director of whisky creation, Dr. Bill Lumsden.
Bottled from incredibly rare casks filled during some of the Distillery’s darkest days, this is Ardbeg at its most intricate, balanced and beguiling.
Majestic aromas of smoked cream and earthy bonfires are masterfully interwoven with layers of pine and fragrant candle wax. Hot pepper rises on the palate, twisting around lemon sherbet sweetness, while hints of carbolic soap and tar flow into a long aftertaste characterised by delicate aniseed entwined with lingering cream and fudge.
Non chill-filtered with a strength of 46%
The mythical creatures relate to the distilleries based on “the hidden gems that can be found in each corner of the Scottish terrain amongst the lochs and rugged highlands.” From Oban, the 12-year-old The Tale of Twin Foxes represents the best of both worlds and rejoins the Diageo Special Releases this year. Oban is known as the gateway between the Highlands and the Isles. The whisky is distilled a close 208 steps from the sea, which adds maritime brine and island peat to the flavor profile.
Ardbeg has been called “as close to perfection as makes no difference,” by whisky connoisseurs. Proof then, that Ardbeg truly deserves its incredible reputation. It’s a whisky that’s worshipped around the world. In the past ten years, six different Ardbeg expressions have won prestigious titles including World Whisky of the Year, Scotch Whisky of the Year and World’s Best Single Malt.