This is one of the legendary Islay malts. We loved the Committee release. A deliciously deep powerfully peaty & wonderfully wild whisky! Over-ripe oranges, strong bitter marmalade and hot-buttered toast initially, then hints of some more exotic fruits perhaps some peaches. Then lemon sherberts, grapefruit, and lemon cheescake. Continues to evolve over time, which is always a good sign. Some pepper, woodspice and an appealing breadiness.
|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.