Ardbeg An Oa

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Bottelaar
Distillery bottling
Distillery / merk
Ardbeg
Regio
Islay
Inhoudsmaat
0.7 liter
Alcoholpercentage
46.6%
Leeftijd
no-age-statement
Vattype
PX Sherry, Virgin Charred Oak and Ex-Bourbon Casks
EAN
5010494938326
Beschikbaarheid
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€ 51,20 excl. BTW

€ 61,95 incl. BTW

  

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Ardbeg An Oa is the first new and permanent addition to Ardbeg’s core range in almost ten years. 

Three cask types are married together: Pedro Ximenez casks deliver sweetness, virgin charred oak casks bring spiciness and ex-bourbon casks in high proportion give an even more intense hallmark Ardbeg flavour profile. The whiskies are brought together in a specially designed gathering vat. This results in a whisky of complex contrasts: all the power and intensity of Ardbeg wrapped in an alluring silkiness, at 46.6% and non chill-filtered.

Tasting notes

Aroma: Rounded and subtly smoky (Applewood smoked), with creamy toffee, aniseed, treacle and dates. A curious suggestion of juicy fruits, such as peach and banana. With a drop of water, reminders of Ardbeg’s classic fragrance – lime, pine resin, fennel, saddle soap and tar. A gentle waxiness, like fragrant candle wax, and hints of smoked herbs.

Taste: A smooth, creamy texture leads into a huge syrupy sweetness, flavours of milk chocolate, treacle toffee, aniseed, orange and smoky tea leaves. Gentle, sweet spices (nutmeg & cinnamon), some cigar smoke, and a very unusual flavour of grilled artichokes. Long and sweet, with floral overtones, mint toffee and some gentle malty, biscuity notes.

Finish: Lingering, seductive, gentle yet intense, with flavours of aniseed, hickory and distant subtle smoke.

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