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Ar2

Islay single malt scotch whisky

Even bigger than Ar1, this is a peaty powerhouse loaded with flavour and character. The perfect marriage of ex-bourbon hogsheads with southern Islay spirit.

  • Core Flavour

    Spice bomb
  • Cask details

    Distillate from the 1990s matured in three Hogsheads
  • Strength

    60.5%
  • Distillery

  • Distillery status

    OPEN
  • Approved by

Tasting notes

  • Nose

    Enticing and crystal clear, showing hot spices and menthol alongside coal-smoke phenols. Some faint bramble fruit slowly develops. Water brings forward cereal and toasty notes.
  • Palate

    Powerful. Hot and peppery again, with distinctive chilli heat at the front of the tongue. Some honey as well. Youthful leafiness, and very exuberant.
  • Finish

    Lengthy. Massive. Warming and still very peppery. Water seems not to diminish its power.

Flavour

  • Chilli
  • Coal
  • Blackberry
  • Honey
  • Toast

Ar2 Reviews

  • Definitely wilder than the OB. Actually, I like Ar2 a little better than Ar1.

    Serge Valentin

  • A classic young Ardbeg of the Glenmorangie period.

    Gordon Homer

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