Ardbeg 21 Year
Peated Single Malt
Ardbeg // Islay, Scotland
Released in October 2016, Ardbeg Twenty One is the first whisky expression produced by the Ardbeg distillery in years to have an age statement other than the distillery's 10 year whisky. Ardbeg from the early nineties, like the Twenty One, is becoming increasingly rare. The distillery was closed for almost the entire eighties. When it re-opened in 1989 it was only in production for two months a year, until it closed again in 1997. This single malt whisky is aged 21 years in ex-bourbon barrels before being bottled at 46% ABV.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"Age has softened the smoke and peat, making way for fruity aromas of peaches and lemon yogurt. The nose also displays heather and wax, as well as vanilla custard and sugar cane. The palate is smokier and peppery, with a hint of mint, and sweetness provided by vanilla and marzipan. The oily mouthfeel is a nice plus."