Yet another stunning limited edition from Dr. Bill Lumsden and the team at Ardbeg. Aromas of cedar and smoke open a sea of flavors in this beauty. There are notes of ripe red fruits intermingling with hints of cinnamon, star anise and a touch of dark chocolate. It’s truly a symphony of flavors with oak, puff pastry dough, and a hint of Marzipan all adding to the score. A remarkable beautiful whisky that is always in balance.
This is the general release, NOT the Committee release.
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.