Nearly two decades of aging have not tamed the classic smokiness of this Ardbeg. Expect a brawny dram where sweet, spicy and meaty flavours battle it out over open flames. Only 840 bottles produced.
2000 distillate aged 12 years in American oak and then a further 7 years in a 1st fill PX butt.
Incense thrown on a log fire. Spiced fruitcake with raisins, star anise and saffron served on a wooden board.
Intense flavours of leather, clove, burnt caramel and liquorice. Teriyaki glaze on barbeque ribs. With water, it develops fruity notes of plum jam and dried blackcurrants.
Long and bittersweet – an espresso served with biscotti and chunks of dark chocolate.