It's well known that the folks over at Ardbeg love their peat and love to experiment to bring us peat lovers new releases and flavours to get our teeth into. This latest experiment from the distillery has created 'Grooves' with a whisky that has been finished in heavily charred wine casks.
The wine casks have been intensely charred to produce heavy grooves on the surface of the wood. The result is a whisky aromatic with smoked spices and distant bonfires, sweet vibes of vanilla popcorn and smoky soot fading into a mellow haze of apples, fresh flowers and smoked pear.
The grooviest thing to come out of the Ardbeg Distillery in decades......
Nose - Intense aromas of smoked cinnamon and paprika, antique leather and saddle soap, with classic Ardbeg scents of pine resin, tar and briny seaspray. A distant hint of fragrant bonfire by the shores of the distillery with a touch of chilli.
Palate - A powerfully salty mouthfeel drifts into sweet vibes of treacle toffee, vanilla popcorn, salted fruits with soot and tar. Distinctive savoury notes of smoky BBQ, paprika and mustard spice fading to unexpected smoked pears and apples.
Finish - Smoked paprika and bonfires with a mellow sweetness throughout.
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