Each year, the distillery commemorates Ardbeg Day – a day celebrating the distillery’s founding – with the release of a new whisky. Ardbeg, Ardbog Single Malt Scotch Whisky was released on Ardbeg Day 2013 (June 1, 2013), and celebrates the plethora of peat bogs that are found on the island of Islay.
Nose: Sea salt and brine with some dark fruit and hints of barbecue. Maple syrup, plum, orange, mint and more herbal notes with a touch of tomato vine. White coffee develops.
Palate: Big - it feels like all the moisture is being sucked out of your mouth at first but in a good way(!). Salt crusted raisins, rich nuttiness, pickled onions. Sounds odd but it's honestly superb!
Finish: There's red chilli heat on the finish as well as paprika.