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Ardbeg 8 Years Old For Discussion

Ardbeg 8 Years Old For Discussion

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Ardbeg 8 Years Old is a big, youthful, deliberately challenging whisky that we think our smoke-loving, insanely committed Committee Members will go wild for. 50.8% ex-Sherry Casks.

Producer Description

"Unmistakeable smoky intensity. Charcoal and creosote. Curious hints of fennel and celery mixed with woodsmoke… Ardbeg 8 Years Old is guaranteed to provoke discussion.

Only available online, and only available to Committee Members, this bottling is pretty rare too… Buy, try and discuss the dram with us on social media using #Ardbeg8ForDiscussion. We look forward to hearing what you have to say!

If you’re not already a Member of the Ardbeg Committee and don’t want to miss out on this bottling, plus lots of other exclusives in the future, you can sign up here."

*At the direction of Moet Hennessey, we are only able to offer this Ardbeg for sale online. That means no email or phone orders, and the bottle will not be available for purchase in-store. Bottles purchased online can be picked up in-store, delivered in Calgary (for a fee if applicable), or packed for pick-up.

700ml ml
Region:Scotland > Islay

Producer Tasting Note

Nose: Intense with a burst of charcoal, creosote, tar and treacle toffee, with curious hints of something vegetal, like fennel, celery and green peppers. Once these subside, there are hints of milk chocolate, aniseed and woodsmoke. With a little drop of water, some more herbal notes appear, like fennel, coriander and lavender, along with some characteristic Ardbeg aromatic woodsmoke and a hint of fresh, salty sea spray.

Taste: A distinctively peppery mouthfeel eases into a complex symphony of flavours; treacle toffee, aniseed, salted caramel chocolate, eucalyptus, menthol and briar wood, to name but a few. The ‘tingling’, peppery sensation on the palate continues, with the sweeter flavours giving way to more savoury notes like charcoal, smoked bacon, burnt toast and tar.

Finish: The aftertaste is long and lingering, with a suggestion of peppermint and clove.

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