Ardbeg 14 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish #10394
50cl / 47.7% abv
Ardbeg 14 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish #10394 Description
Sherry + smoke = a winning combination!
This independent bottling of Ardbeg single malt from Darkness is a 14-year-old Islay expression that has been finished in a Pedro Ximénez sherry octave cask, allowing for huge sherry-bomb notes, before being bottled at a sturdy 47.7% abv.
Octave casks are smaller than a standard cask, resulting in a greater surface area to volume ratio. This allows for the flavours in the barrel to have maximum influence on the liquid. For Darkness, this is how they hit those big sherry notes in their whiskies!
Nose: fresh and rich coffee, tobacco smoke and toffee red apples.
Palate: a balance of savoury and sweet, with a burst of poached peaches and blackberries.
Finish: the fruits from the palate keep on developing on the finish, with an extra hint of smoke.