Ardbeg 11 Year Old 1998 vintage Islay single malt Scotch whiskey. Single first-fill bourbon barrel #1275 bottled 29th October 2009. 252 bottles individually numbered and signed by the distillery manager.
Aroma of delicious desserts with powerful sherbet and vanilla ice cream and the sweetness of ripe bananas and barley sugar. Waxy milk chocolate follows with cloves and menthol spice and gently toasted cedar wood. Intense pine resin and fresh fruit salad follow. A gentle smokiness wafts from a barbecue on the beach. Subtle fish follows in a creamy sauce with slices of lemon and lime.
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.