Ardbeg Committee release 2022 Ardcore 50.1% 700ml
Ardbeg Committee release 2022 Ardcore Islay Single Malt 50.1% 700ml
Ardbeg Ardcore, a heavily peated Islay single malt created with roasted black malt barley, has been announced as 2022’s Ardbeg Day limited edition bottling.
Held annually on the final Saturday of Islay’s Festival of Music and Malt (Fèis Ìle), Ardbeg Day is a global celebration of all things Ardbeg. This year, the event falls on June 4th and festivities are set to take place at the distillery, online, and at Ardbeg partner bars and retailers around the world.
Aroma: Spicy and savoury, Ardcore grips the senses, with waves of marmite, burnt toast, chicory, charcoal and infused coffee grounds making for a mosh pit in the glass. Like a safety pin through the septum, a classic Ardbeg herbal top note is present, while swirling, smoky bonfire and molasses loiter backstage.
Taste: A jaw-dropping spicy and fiery mouthfeel leads to an explosion of rich, smoky flavours – cocoa powder, dark chocolate, peanut brittle toffee, smoked lime and a suggestion of soot and bonfire embers all pogo in unison on the palate. Amped up aniseed and malty biscuit elbow their way to the fore, “punk-Turing” taste buds.
Finish: In an altogether sweeter finish, long, lingering notes of treacle toffee, soot and smoke make for an anarchic, but delicious, aftertaste.
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