A single cask aged in an ex-bourbon barrel, this whisky promises full-on peaty flavour of the classic Ardbeg style. Only 345 bottles were produced.
Core FlavourDark chocolate with ginger
Cask detailsDistillate from the early 2000s matured in a bourbon barrel
NoseSea brine and caramel wafers to start, with sweet barbecue smoke followed by an undercurrent of summer fruit. Darker notes of old floorboards and smoked herring marry with spicy vanilla and chocolate shards studded with raisins and nuts.
PalateJuicy with a background note of cranberries, sooty smoke and salted caramel. The fresh first-fill cask character comes alive and leads the palate. The spiciness of the nose comes through with a much bigger kick, while the whisky becomes creamier. Herbaceous smoke leads, walking beside fresh lemon and lime zestiness.
FinishA lingering spicy finish that dries out nicely, leaving sooty smoke.
- Smoked herring