Ardbeg An Oa
70cl / 46.6% abv
Taking its name from the Mull of Oa on the southern coast of Islay, this Ardbeg marries three cask types for an intense flavour. Pedro Ximenez casks bring sweetness, virgin charred oak brings spice and a high proportion of ex-bourbon American oak brings the hallmark Ardbeg flavour.
Nose: rounded and subtly smoky, with treacle, aniseed and dates atop fruitier influences like banana and peach.
Palate: smooth and creamy with milk chocolate, treacle toffee, smoky tea leaves and orange notes, alongside gentle spices and some cigar smoke.
Finish: gentle yet intense with aniseed and hickory atop a distant smoke.