A must for the peat lovers out there, this classic expression from Ardbeg leaves it all on the table. Aromas of smoky peat laced with bright lemony citrus and a hint of saline make way for flavors of oat cakes, malt, vanilla, singed lemon rind and a dash of campfire. This is as balanced as young peated whisky gets and won't offend your wallet. Grab a couple and barbecue the days away.
Follow your nose along the famous road from Port Ellen and you will eventually come to Ardbeg Distillery nestled in a rocky cove on Islay's southern tip. Since inception, Ardbeg has dealt with many trials and tribulations. From over-taxation in the late 1700's, to being mothballed in the late 1900's (much like Islay's indigenous townsfolk), it has seen it's fair share of hardships. Fortunately, a team of dedicated souls from Glenmorangie set about repairing and reviving the distillery and saved this historic brand from extinction. Utilizing divine older stock, they have crafted a few signature bottlings - including this one - that are highly coveted by malt enthusiasts.