Explore the range of fantastic whiskies from the renowned Ardbeg distillery on the Isle of Islay with the Ardbeg Exploration Pack. This set features a 70cl bottle of Ardbeg 10 Year Old (a timeless expression), a 5cl of Ardbeg Corryvreckan (intense and well-peated, named after a whirlpool) and a 5cl of Ardbeg Uigeadail (featuring whisky matured in Sherry casks), all within a handsome presentation box.
Ardbeg 10 Year Old Warehouse Tin Gift Box is a great gift for Ardbeg fans. This bottle of the distillery's 10-year-old single malt comes encased in a striking tin, modelled on Ardbeg's iconic warehouse which overlooks the Atlantic. The whisky itself is spicy, sweet and smoky, perfect for those who love peaty whisky.
The Ardbeg 10 years old Ardbone Giftpack is the 2019 limited edition giftpack from Ardbeg. It’s the bone of distillery mascot Shortie filled with a 700ml Ardbeg 10yo bottle. The Ardbeg 10 years old, also known as the Ten, is a non-chill filtered Islay single malt bottled at 46%.
Nose: A little pungent with loads of peat and a light salty aroma.
Palate: Firm and peaty with an underlying sweetness, smoke and some notes of tobacco and espresso.
Finish: Rrich, smoky and long.
For peat-lovers, Ardbeg 10yo is probably the highest-quality 'entry-level' single malt on the market, and the distillery many Islay connoisseurs would choose as their favourite. A whirlwind of peat and complex malty flavours, this is an exuberant, in-your-face whisky to be cherished. Whisky Bible Awards 2012: Best Single Malt Scotch of the Year, 10 Years and Under.
For peat-lovers, Ardbeg 10yo is probably the highest-quality 'entry-level' single malt on the market, and the distillery many Islay connoisseurs would choose as their favourite. A whirlwind of peat and complex malty flavours, this is an exuberant, in-your-face whisky to be cherished. Whisky Bible Awards 2012: Best Single Malt Scotch of the Year, 10 Years and Under
The epitome of an aged Ardbeg – matured in American oak and Oloroso sherry casks – Ardbeg Traigh Bhan effortlessly accomplishes the impossible balance. Ardbeg Traigh Bhan is a sublime 19 year old whisky and the Distillery’s latest small batch release. Inspired by Islay’s Traigh Bhan beach (known locally as the Singing Sands), this rare aged spirit is an enchanting reflection of the place to which it owes its name. In a whisky where calm meets storm, experience seductively smooth beginnings, before powerful notes emerge in an intense crescendo. On the nose, discover elegant notes of herbal pine resin, smoky pineapple, and dark chilli chocolate. On the taste, experience a peaty power that plunges your palate into smoky depths. Like the rocks that break the surface at Traigh Bhan, the true nature of this Ardbeg emerges. Waves of toasted oak and paprika guide your palate towards a gentle finish that resonates long beyond the glass. Non chill-filtered at 46.2% ABV.
Ardbeg An Oa is singularly rounded, due in no small part to time spent in our newly established bespoke oak Gathering Vat where whiskies from several cask types - including; sweet Pedro Ximenez; spicy virgin charred oak; and intense ex-bourbon casks, amongst others - familiarise themselves with each other. The result is a dram with smoky power, mellowed by a delectable, smooth sweetness. Hallmark Ardbeg peat, dark chocolate and aniseed are wrapped in smooth, silky butterscotch, black pepper and clove, before rising to an intense crescendo of flavour.
Non chill-filtered with a strength of 46.6% ABV.
70cl / 57.1%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
As a replacement for the much-loved 1990 Airigh nam Beist, Ardbeg Corryvreckan had some pretty big shoes to fill, but the good news is that this is a belter, winning World's Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whisky Awards 2010 and Best No Age Statement Scotch from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible.
Can you hear the distant rumblings? Imagine the sky turning the color of bruises and black eyes?
This…this is the fearsome dark storm of Islay. Its enormity is almost intimidating. Its might and majesty so beyond the scope we’re used to seeing in such a young and core range bottling. This is like standing on the shores of Islay while the skies tear open above. Like being lambasted by gusts of rain and hurricane winds. And also like feeling grateful simply for having stood so close to the vortex and lived to tell. This is nature’s fiercest, distilled and decanted. This will be one of the most blindingly original whiskies you have ever tried.
At once sweet, salty and smoky. A deep sherry influence, while not overburdening, is held in check by dense layers of smoke. There are notes of chocolate and warm leather carried, no doubt, by the sherried casks. Tendrils of salted meat and roasting…well…just roasting something.
The smoke, brine and seasoned meat carry to the palate as well, here gaining a sharp little prickle from a thread of anise. The chariot that delivers this complex amalgamation of all that is Islay (and so much more) is the perfect vehicle at a respectable 54.2% (When will all of the others learn?).
This is a sublimely heavy and brooding dram. A ‘noir’ whisky, if ever one was made. Deeper and darker than a Lynch movie, this is a whisky for the most introspective and dark-hearted to mull over in the most forbidding depths of the darkest lounge.
Ardbeg Wee Beastie is the latest permanent expression to join the Distillery’s Ultimate Range. At just five years old, Wee Beastie is a feisty young creature with a formidable taste. Young and intensely smoky, this is a dram untamed by age. Matured in ex-bourbon and Oloroso sherry casks, Wee Beastie is perfect for enjoying neat or as the mouth-watering main ingredient in a powerfully smoky cocktail. Non chill-filtered at 47.4%.
Released in 2014 to take the place of the Ardmore Traditional, the Legacy brings a lightly-peated, wood spice-led flavour profile to the table. At its core, the Ardmore Legacy is made with 80% peated and 20% unpeated malt. Awards for the Ardmore Legacy: Gold, Scotch Whisky - 2016 International Spirits Challenge
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