Dramatically perched on the southern edge of the island of Islay, surrounded by treacherous seas and battered by strong winds, Ardbeg Distillery has produced one of the heaviest and peatiest malts likely to be encountered. The distillery in its current form was founded by the MacDougall family (with John MacDougall being the most prominent). In 1997, the distillery was acquired by Glenmorangie plc who have invested heavily both in the distillery and the marketing of its malt.
AROMA without water Creamy, smoke cured ham. Salty (sea tangle, driftwood).
TASTE without water Salty, briny with birch wood flavours. Some sweet, medicinal notes present.
AROMA with water Smoky (burnt toast) with some fruit and sweet phenols.
TASTE with water Sweet, medicinal with a salty edge. Hints of spices and cereal
Ardbeg Uigeadail 54.2% 70cl
Ardbeg Corryvreckan 57.1% 70cl
Ardbeg Auriverdes 49.9% vol 2014 Release
Ardbog Day 2013 52.1%
Ardbeg Galileo 1999 Annual Limited edition 49% 70cl
Ardbeg Day 2012 Bottling 56.7% 70cl
Ardbeg 1993 54.3% vol Mackillops Choice 70cl
Ardbeg 22 years old 1991 Old & Rare Hunter Laing 55.8% 70cl
Ardbeg 1992 21 years old Old Malt Cask 15 Anniversary 50.2% 70cl
Ardbeg 1974 50.7% vol cask no. 4989 70cl