Ardbeg An Oa Single Malt Whisky
70cl, 46.6% abv
Ardbeg An Oa Single Malt Whisky is a welcome new addition to the Ultimate range. It is singularly rounded, due in no small part to time spent in Ardbeg's newly established bespoke oak Gathering Vat where whiskies from several cask types - including; sweet Pedro Ximenez; spicy virgin charred oak; and intense ex-bourbon casks, amongst others - familiarise themselves with each other. The result is a dram with smoky power, mellowed by a delectable, smooth sweetness. Hallmark Ardbeg peat, dark chocolate and aniseed are wrapped in smooth, silky butterscotch, black pepper and clove, before rising to an intense crescendo of flavour.
Colour: Light gold.
Nose: Rounded and smoky with creamy toffee.
Palate: Creamy and syrupy giving way to milk chocolate, orange and cigar smoke.
Finish: Lingering, gentle - yet intense.