Ardbeg 10 Year Old 1998 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whiskey. Single toasted oak hogshead #1190 from a new 'toasted oak' hogshead bottled 10th December 2008. 282 numbered bottles released for the 2009 Feis Ile.
Aroma of sweet and spiced, elegant aromatic smoke and toasted warmth. Fragrance of honey, lemon and mint humbugs combine with lavender and sea spray. On the palate peat smokes makes a dominant entrance, smoky charcoal and salty menthol-eucalyptus lozenges. Treacle toffee apples and cinnamon spiced pears. The finish is long with bittersweet liquorice and honey, cinnamon and cloves.
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.