Ardbeg Heavy Vapours Committee Release Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml)
Ardbeg Heavy Vapours Committee Release Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml)

Ardbeg Heavy Vapours Committee Release Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
(750 ml)

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Distillery Notes:

The latest Ardbeg Committee Release, commemorating Ardbeg Day 2023 (June 3rd).

The most full-blown Ardbeg ever! Pungent earthiness, aromatic clouds of dark chocolate and sharp peppermint ascend. The aroma of this formidable smoky malt will take you to another dimension.

100.4 Proof

Tasting Notes:
COLOR: Pale Straw
NOSE: Intense, pungent & aromatic, with a distinctive farmyard, crunchy aroma, like creosote or tarry rope. The smoke is all dominating, but has a slightly sweet edge to it, almost like dark chocolate.
TASTE: The mouthfeel is spicy/warming, with an initial burst of bittersweet flavors – coal dust, cardamom, peppermint, eucalyptus, and more dark chocolate with some coffee grits.
FINISH: The aftertaste lingers long and bold with an ongoing, almost anaesthetizing sensation.

Grade: A (Drinkhacker)
"The classic aroma of beach bonfire smoke of Ardbeg wafts immediately from the glass, tempered by light touches of milk chocolate, overripe fruit, and some salted caramel — though these are all difficult to parse in the wake of a moderately intense blast of peat.

The palate does see a more complex complement of flavors coming into focus, including mint, a clearer tropical note — pineapples and some coconut — with plenty of ashy dustiness waiting in the wings. Strangely, all of this works together in a bizarrely compelling fashion, the peat becoming earthy and smoldering, any overt smokiness taking a back seat as fruity sweetness makes a stronger impact. A briny quality offers a surprising level of refreshment on the finish, pairing well with both fruit and lingering smokiness. All told, this is a decidedly delicious representation of Ardbeg."

"Heavy Vapours, the latest Ardbeg Day release, was distilled without a purifier, marking a first in Ardbeg’s history—the distillery always uses a purifier, which makes it possible for its roughly 50 phenol parts per million whiskies to remain quite light, even with that high phenol content. Without the purifier, the resulting whisky is a heavier, smokier peat bomb, as the most highly condensed vapors were captured and bottled in the still (as opposed to being balanced out during distillation)." - Whisky Advocate