Ardbeg Distillery Twenty Something Single Malt 22 year old
|Category||Single Malt Scotch|
|Region||United Kingdom, Scotland, Islay|
The latest release in the Ardbeg Twenty Something series, this superb 22 Year Old pays tribute to the whisky enthusiasts of yesteryear. This whisky was born during a time when the iconic Ardbeg Distillery name was almost consigned to the history books. During a period of uncertainty for Ardbeg in the 1980s and 1990s, when the stills were near empty and the filling store silent, a handful of young whisky enthusiasts dared to dream. Together, with hope in their hearts, they laid down a handful of casks and kept the Ardbeg spirit alive. On the nose, luscious tropical fruits fade into sweet smoke, soot and tar. Take a sip and discover fresh green apples with a crumble topping. Notes of peppermint tea and vanilla guide you towards a long smoky finish. Color: Pale Gold. Aroma: Luscious tropical fruits give way to sweet smoke, soot and tar. Taste: At first, smoked apple with a crumble topping. Notes of peppermint tea and sweet vanilla toffee flow into white pepper, clove, aniseed and eucalyptus oil. Then finally, some salty, woody tones. Finish: A very long, lingering, mouth-watering sweet smoke finish.