Ardbeg was born on an island west of Scotland, the island of Islay: an island of peat, contrasts and mystery. The distillery was founded in 1815 by Jhon McDougall, since then closures and reopenings, transfers of ownership have alternated, passing from prosperous periods to periods of financial crisis, until in 1997 it was purchased by Glenmorangie. Today the Single Malts produced by Ardbeg are considered by the best Whiskey connoisseurs to be simply extraordinary, thus proving that Ardbeg truly deserves its incredible reputation. It is a whiskey that is adored around the world and has been named 'World Whiskey of the Year' no less than 4 times in the past 7 years. Making Ardbeg requires a particular type of chemistry - some would say it's a combination of the process itself and the people doing it. Ardbeg uses the most phenolic malt in the trade (i.e. the most smoky). The malt is poured at a level of 50 ppm. The ground malt is then added into a vessel called a "mash tun", along with the water from Loch Uigeadail heated to a temperature. The liquid wort from the Mash tunnel is cooled to 18 ° C and pumped into the Wash Backs. After fermentation comes distillation. The barrels we use for aging come from various sources.
Islay single malt with a bright yellow color
The nose opens peaty, continuing with notes of malt, cereals and bread crust, smoky and chocolate hints
Wide taste, always peated, slight hint of citrus and spice that make it rich and pleasant, sapid and with long smoking
Pale yellow and translucent color
On the nose notes of charcoal, clay, tar and treacle caramel, with curious vegetable scents, fennel, celery and green peppers, over time change in hints of milk chocolate, anise and Ardbeg wood smoke and a pinch of splashes fresh and salted seafood
On the palate it is distinctly peppery,...
Light amber color
Strong herbaceous scents on the nose, fruity from bananas, smoked, peppermint, caramel, notes of fennel, resin
On the palate it is spicy, a lemon sweetness, notes of candied apples, pears, oranges, hints of tar, very long, creamy, caramelized flavors
Intense and bright amber color
The nose is intoxicating, intense and powerful, while shaking the glass immerse your nose in the torrents of tarred ropes, creosote and linseed oil that rise from deep inside the vortex, a collision of dark chocolate, hot black currant, burst of cherries and earthy pine needles, from the salty seasoning comes a salty character...
Latest addition to Ardbeg's Supernova family
The nose is intoxicating, intense and powerful
On the palate it is an extraordinary Whiskey, in addition to the peat and smoky notes you can feel chocolate, almonds and notes of anise and cloves
New limited edition resulting from a happy accident, this 13-year-old whiskey is the delightful consequence of an unplanned experiment that led to the longest fermentation in the history of the Distillery
Light golden yellow color
The nose is floral, herbaceous hints of mixed herbs and cedar wood, aromas of smoked orange and...
Bright and brilliant amber yellow color
Intense aromas of spicy black pepper mixed with pine resin, acute smell of smoke
On the palate it immediately explodes with sensations of chocolate, then proceeds with creosote and tar sensations, on the palate it sinks with salty meats, long salty finish slowly slips away
Ardbeg Ten Years Old - A veritable burst of flavor includes lime juice, black pepper and cinnamon spiced toffee, preceding smooth buttermilk, ripe bananas and currants
Ardbeg Five Years Old Wee Beastie - Rich and structured, with chocolate, tar and cracked black pepper in the mouth. The finish is long with hints of dark chocolate and tasty meats