THE KING OF PEAT.
In 2009, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible named Ardbeg Uigeadail ‘World Whisky of the Year’ – in praise of its “utter silky brilliance” and “complexity on a level only a handful of distilleries in the world can even dream of reaching.”
The most peated of all the Islays, Ardbeg uses the most phenolic malt in the business (i.e. the smokiest). The malt is peated to a level of 50ppm. Because Ardbeg sits very close to the sea, the whisky receives a certain salty, iodine character while it matures.
To feel the true spirit of Ardbeg, visit the Distillery. Stand on the grassy mound that rises between the buildings and the sea. The sight of the pagoda roofs crowning white-washed walls before you; the sound of waves surging onto the rocks behind you; the smell of malt and seaspray all around you.
Breathe it in. This is pure Islay. Where Ardbeg is, has been and always will be made by people genuinely devoted to producing The Ultimate Islay Malt. Ardbeg the whisky is Ardbeg the place, in all its raw natural beauty.
Proof: 108.4 (54.2% ABV)
Distiller: Ardbeg Distillery, Islay, Scotland
Family: Ardbeg whiskeys
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A smouldering kiss beside a bonfire under a winter pine
Smokey-spicy explosion on the tongue
A finish like lounging in a satin rob and snacking on chocolate covered raisins