This Ardbeg is a marraige of two whiskies. One has been matured in virgin oak casks from oak from from the Adyghe Republic in Russia near the Black Sea and the other from ex-Bourbon American Oak.
|Distillery: A wonderful, intense, ‘dancing’ nose, with lots of different, intertwined aromas – powerful, oily peat, dark chocolate, smoked fish, hints of seaweed, and a curious, sharp herbal note. Waves of spicy black pepper.|
|Distillery: A peppery mouthfeel is followed by a crescendo of rich flavours. Treacle toffee, Turkish coffee, smoky bacon and lots of dark, dark chocolate. A curious burst of peachy, estery fruit, hickory wood, clove oil and a suggestion of black olives.|
|Distillery: Seemingly lasting forever, with deep, deep, almost subterranean flavours of clove, tar, and rich toffee.|