Ardbog
(Ardbeg)

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 52.1%

4.5 (9 Reviews)

Ardbog (Ardbeg)

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£275

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The 2013 Ardbeg Day whisky is called Ardbog, released on June 1st initially as an Embassy exclusive. Taking inspiration from their last few releases, this is a down-to-earth whisky, concerned with the history uncovered as you dig deep into the peat bogs of Islay. The whisky is a vatting of 10 year old spirit, some matured in bourbon casks and some in manzanilla casks for a balanced of soft, sweet and earthy flavours.

Tasting Notes (3)

Ardbog
(Ardbeg)

70cl / 52.1%

In Stock

£275

Facts

Facts

  • Bottler Icon

    Bottler

    Distillery Bottling

  • Country Icon

    Country

    Scotland

  • Region Icon

    Region

    Islay

  • Chill Filtered Icon

    Chill Filtered

    No

  • Colouring Icon

    Colouring

    Yes

Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes

  • Producer's Notes

    • Colour

      Deep ochre.

    • Aroma

      Deep, enticing waves of pecan nuts, salty toffee and caramels, with a distinct whiff of herbs, lavender and violets. Soft, aromatic smoke is interwoven with salty savoury notes. Water brings forth herbal notes, smoked rhubarb and aged balsamic vinegar.

    • Taste

      A full oily/tingly mouthfeel leads into a powerful, savoury burst of flavours – salted cashews and peanuts, clove, aniseed toffee, green olives and a curious hint of anchovy. A lingering aftertaste in which classic Ardbeg sweetness is kept in check by oak tannins, clove and coffee grounds.

  • Tasting Notes by Billy A

    • Nose

      Underlying candy sweetness with a bit of tar, tyre-fire smoke and preserved lemons (Moroccan style, in salt). Lots of brine and hints of plimsoll rubber and new bandages.

    • Palate

      More brine up front, along with sweet apple and lemon, bitter pith, coal smoke and dust, and a rich earthiness underneath. Quite dry after the initial sweetness, with sour woody notes creeping in around the edges.

    • Finish

      Long, with apple skin, lemon peel, salted caramel, dry oak and a touch of black pepper.

    • Comment

      On my first taste I wasn’t particularly impressed, with my comment being a not particularly disparaging ‘tastes like Ardbeg’. However, after a weekend of the bottle being opened it’s definitely opened up a bit – an interesting balance of salt and smoke, although maybe a little bit dry for some.

  • Tasting Notes by Tim F

    • Nose

      Sweet honey, old wet mossy oak, some hints of chocolate shavings, then developing raisin syrup and some notes of bandages / elastoplast and balsamic vinegar. Indeterminate red berry fruit, Cadbury’s fruit and nut bar. With time in the glass some lemon and fruit cake notes.

    • Palate

      Sweet and sooty, with a developing strong salted nuttiness, particularly Brazil nuts, hazelnuts and almonds. Also quite citrussy with tart lemon juice flavours, plus burnt wet wood and some strong medicine cabinet / iodiney notes.

    • Finish

      Salt and honey / caramel with the lemon notes becoming more boiled-sweet like.

    • Comment

      Less of the famous tarry rope and more salt than normal Ardbeg. A whisky made for hipflasks.

Awards

Awards

  • World Whiskies Awards 2014: Best Islay Whisky NAS.

Customer Reviews

Reviews (9)

Reviews

  • 5

    Whisky freak

    Absolutely one of my favorite Ardbegs. Assuming you like smoky whisky you can not go wrong here. Stunning whisky.

  • 4

    Ruben Pi?a

    I’ve been through four bottles in two years time and it’s such an enjoyable drink... I like it with just a touch of water to bring out the cloudiness... Both fiery and relaxing... Love it!!!

  • 5

    Michael

    Had this at Ardbeg day last week, amazing bottle, one of the best Ardbeg day releases.

  • 5

    Average Joe

    This is a fantastic Ardbeg expression and still worth the price! Complex and wonderful with so many sides to it. It's powerful yet smooth. Something I savor on special occasions only.

  • 2

    Greg smyth

    As a scotch this is fair at best to be kind.it should not sell for what it does.

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