Ardbeg 10 Year Old 1998 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whiskey. Single toasted oak Hogshead #1189 bottled December 10th December 2008. 252 numbered bottles released for the 2009 Feis Ile.
Aroma of heavily toasted oak spice and nuttiness. Espresso coffee and dark chocolate infused with sweet aromatic smoke. On the palate sweet spices. Crushed black pepper. Toasted almonds and spiced chestnuts, chocolate honeycomb, creamy salted fudge and smoky bacon. The finish is long, spicy and resinous. Smoky sherbet, toasted pralines and lingering dates.
Ardbeg Distillery was established in Ardbeg on the Kildalton Peninsular on the Isle of Islay in 1815 by John McDougal. Ardbeg Distillery draws soft peaty water from Loch Uigeadail and Loch Airigh nam Beist up amongst the hills behind the distillery. Ardbeg Distillery is a participant in the world famous Feis Ile, the annual Islay Festival of Malt and Music. Visitors are welcome at the distillery visitor center which offers Ardbeg Distillery tours and serves delicious Scottish fare in the Ardbeg Café.