Ardbeg An Oa Scotch Whisky
Ardbeg An Oa Single Malt Scotch Whisky, this is singularly rounded, due in no small part to time spent in our newly established bespoke oak Gathering Vat.
This indulgent sweet and creamy Ardbeg An Oa Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a delightful experience. Maturation is spread throughout Pedro Ximénez, charred virgin oak and ex-bourbon barrels for a unique blend of subtle flavors. Butterscotch and honey flavors with hints of fruit and mint are followed by a citrus finish.
Rounded and smoky - like burning Applewood - with creamy toffee, aniseed, treacle and dates. A curious suggestion of juicy fruits, such as peach and banana. With a drop of water, reminders of Ardbeg’s classic fragrance – lime, pine resin, fennel, saddle soap and tar. A gentle waxiness, like fragrant candle wax, and hints of smoked herbs. An Oa gives a final subtle reminder of the sea with briny notes and seaweed but always accompanied with creaminess.
A smooth, creamy texture leads into a huge syrupy sweetness, flavours of milk chocolate, treacle toffee, aniseed, orange and smoky tea leaves. Gentle, sweet spices (nutmeg & cinnamon), some cigar smoke, and a very unusual flavour of grilled artichokes. Wood is always present in the spirit, gently nutty and reminiscent of a carpenter’s workshop. A long, sweet finish, with floral overtones, mint toffee and some gentle malty biscuit notes.
Lingering, seductive, gentle yet intense, with flavours of aniseed, hickory and distant subtle smoke.