NOSE: On the nose, aromas of smoked banana and pear drift into hints of rye bread, sweet vanilla toffee and the gentlest breeze of aniseed.
Ardbeg Arrrrrrrdbeg! Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled to celebrate Ardbeg Distillery Manager, Mickey Heads and his 13 years at the helm, Arrrrrrrdbeg! is a new end of an era edition whisky, wholly matured in ex-rye casks. This mouthwatering last salute to Mickey is a first for the Distillery and a blunderbuss of fruity flavour.
With a splash of water, citrusy lemon and lime make course through the senses, while refreshing notes of sherbet and sweet pastry come to the fore.
TASTE: A spicy mouthfeel hoists up and ignites a blunderbuss of fruity flavours, such as melon and kiwi. An armada of aniseed appears, tailed by notes of smoked toffee and a distant hint of sourdough biscuits.
FINISH: Finally, the long finish lingers, leaving seaspray, brazil nuts and a faint smoke listing on the palate.