This Ardbeg Scorch Islay Single Malt Whisky Limited Edition is bottled to celebrate Ardbeg Day Feis Ile 2021. Matured in ex-bourbon American casks that have been fiercely charred and packed with smoke.
Nose : Frighteningly intense aromas of soot and smoke lie in wait. Hints of aniseed and fragrant patchouli interface with bold notes of quenched steel and saddle soap. With a drop of water, herbal top notes of briarwood, sage and pine wisp their way to the fore.
Palate : Lair upon lair of flavour. An oily mouthfeel grips the senses. Billowy clouds of sweet smoke and dragon charred oak permeate the palate. While grilled fare and black liquorice weave between notes of medicinal lozenge.
Finish : A long and heroic finale, with subtle tarry aftertaste. A finish that will drag on, well into its happily ever after.