The peaty power of this alluring spirit is undeniable, as it plunges your palate into its smoky depths. An intensely salty mouthfeel drifts into sweet and sour notes of smoked chili chocolate and paprika. Waves of toasted oak and roasted tea leaves emerge, before subsiding to reveal fresh peppermint fondant and salted white chocolate.
Ardbeg has been producing whisky on the Scottish Isle of Islay since 1815. The water used to make Ardbeg comes from Loch Uigeadail – on land owned by Ardbeg – whose waters are naturally filtered through peat bogs and contribute to the whisky’s complex aromas. Ardbeg has the highest peat content of any Scotch whisky due to special malting and distilling procedures. The still used to produce the whisky has a unique purifier that removes the heaviest distillates before they pass through the swan’s neck. They are returned to the boiler for re-distillation. This gives the spirit a fruity, floral sweetness. Ardbeg is non-chill-filtered so that all of the natural texture and flavors remain intact.