Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - Bold aromas of vanilla, ripe apricot, toasted walnut, grass and orange blossom lead into more subtle notes of smoke and cedar. It is rich and honeyed in the mouth with smoke coming forward and vanilla, toasted walnut and orange zest retreating into the background before returning, albeit more subtly, on a very composed finish. (Mar 2013)
A fine drop of Ardbeg bottled at cask strength. A marriage of Ardbeg from bourbon barrel and sherry butt which gives a sweet and smokey finish to this malt. Uigeadail is the loch from which all Ardbeg water flows.
|Ardbeg has been voted the best Whisky in the world; 3 years in a row. And in the world of Ardbeg, peat is important. For it is this soggy, unassuming matter which gives Ardbeg its famous flavour.
Ardbeg is the PEATIEST and SMOKIEST of all the Islay malts, yet has a fruity floral sweetness and complexity to the spirit.