The range

Ar5

Islay single malt scotch whisky

Ar5 shows the trademark smoky-bacon note of the distillery, with a maritime freshness balancing the rich peat and fruit.

  • Core Flavour

    Sizzling smoky bacon
  • Cask details

    Distillate from the early 2000’s matured in a Oloroso Sherry Butt
  • Strength

    57.8%
  • Distillery

  • Distillery status

    OPEN
  • Approved by

Tasting notes

  • Nose

    Rich aromas of smoky bacon are joined by honeyed fruit and a bracing maritime hit of ozone and seashells, plus refreshing citrus.
  • Palate

    Fruity and nutty, enveloped by warming peat smoke. Cherry menthol and more citrus, along with spiced meat and liquorice.
  • Finish

    Intense smoke, as well as a rich almond nuttiness.

Flavour

  • Bacon
  • Smoke
  • Brine
  • Cherry
  • Almond

Ar5 Reviews

  • Ar bottlings are the most popular in the Elements range, and this will be no exception.

    Stuart Peskett

  • It’s great Ardbeg for sure.

    Serge Valentin

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