70cl / 46% abv
Ardbeg Grooves Description
A limited edition celebrating Ardbeg Day at the 2018 Fèis Ìle, this Islay single malt harks back to the 1960s and the era of 'Peace & Love', or in the case of the famously smoky Ardbeg, 'Peat & Love'! This release has been matured in wine casks which have been unusually re-charred, creating heavy grooves in the wood and allowing more interaction with the liquid.
Nose: intense smoked cinnamon and paprika, with antique leather, tar, briny sea spray, bonfire embers and an unusual savoury note.
Palate: powerful salt notes drift to sweet treacle toffee, vanilla, salted peach and tar, before savoury notes of smoky BBQ, paprika and smoked apple.
Finish: smoked paprika and bonfire embers with a mellow sweetness.