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