Ardbeg 25 Year Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whiskey
(Islay, Scotland) [IWSC 98] [WA 95]
Regular price $1,999.99 Sale price $1,097.97 Save $902.02
Notes from the Producer:
The newest, oldest whisky to join our core range. This supreme expression proves unequivocally that age cannot tame Ardbeg's smoky power. But it can yield some of the most complex and majestic flavours ever to burst forth from Ardbeg Distillery.
Bottled from incredibly rare casks filled during some of the Distillery's darkest days, this is Ardbeg at its most intricate, balanced and beguiling.
Majestic aromas of smoked cream and earthy bonfires are masterfully interwoven with layers of pine and fragrant candle wax. Hot pepper rises on the palate, twisting around lemon sherbet sweetness, while hints of carbolic soap and tar flow into a long aftertaste characterised by delicate aniseed entwined with lingering cream and fudge.
Cask: Fully Matured in Ex-Bourbon Casks
NOSE: Smoked cream, peppermint and toffee, with fennel and pine resin. Distant earthy bonfires mix with herbal and fruity notes, along with fragrant candle wax
TASTE: Vibrant, hot peppery mouthfeel, leads in to a burst of sherbet lemon, hints of carbolic soap and tar, creamy toffee, aniseed and chili pepper
FINISH: A long, mellow, lingering aftertaste, with lots of cream, fudge and delicate antiseptic notes
Best Scotch Islay Single Malt - World Whiskies Awards 2023
"The nose brings initial notes of sweet peat with hints of grilled gammon and pineapple. On the palate, there are notes of porridge with honey, dry smoke, grilled meats with an ashy note leading into the finish."
Double Gold - SF World Spirits Competition 2023, 2022
98 Points - Intl Wine & Spirits Competition 2022
"Fragrant figs, sweet caramel, maple, dates and almonds marry lightly spiced smoke, blackcurrant leaf and toasted oak notes. Delivers a complete, beautifully balanced aromatic feast. Symphonically integrated and sublime."
95 Points, Collectible - Whisky Advocate
"Briny smoke integrates with sweet bakery aromas: vanilla, streusel, ginger-spiced pound cake, cinnamon, and allspice, studded with nuts and dried apple. With water, butterscotch oozes out. The palate’s silky texture is an ideal base for warm vanilla, toasted nuts, toffee, and milk chocolate, swirling with iodine peat and gentle gingerbread spices. The finish is complex, compelling, and quite lengthy with ginger, white pepper, allspice, saline, coffee grounds, dried apple, and lingering smoke."