2nd edition of the Black Mystery. A ten year old Ardbeg presented in a stunning piano-black box. Looks a treat on display.
The gentlest of peats, yet deep and confident with an enticing sweetness – a heady mixture of malts and vanillins. Vaguely salty and very complex with the oak present but very much in harness.
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.