ARDBEG TWENTY ONE

Despite being born from adversity, this is a sumptuous and soothing dram. Intense, peppery and peaty with a beautifully curious mix of sweet toffee, toasted rye bread, charcoal and peppermint, it’s a sparkling, golden testament to our shared past.

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Tasting Notes

Colour

Sparkling pale gold...

Nose

A beautiful, sumptuous but curious mix of tarry smoke, Ardbeg ice cream and black pepper. Some green leafy herbal top notes are then discovered, like fennel or basil. A splash of water releases sweet toffee, popcorn and buttery oak, but always anchored by Ardbeg’s sooty, tarry smoke.

Taste

An intense, peppery, ‘fizzy’ mouthfeel gives way to rich flavours of liquorice/aniseed, marzipan, toasted rye bread, charcoal and peppermint. The harmonious, integrated flavour lingers, with more creamy vanilla, sweet notes, and a dash of spice.

Finish

Long and lingering, but quite gentle, almost soothing, with more coal tar, aniseed and smoky butter.