Ardbeg 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Whisky

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For peat lovers, Ardbeg 10 Year Old is probably the highest-quality 'entry-level' single malt on the market, and the distillery many Islay connoisseurs would choose as their favourite. A whirlwind of peat and complex malty flavours.
Type:
ABV:
46%
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Region:
Country:
Scotland
Drinking Window:
N/A
Closure Type:
Cork
£45.99
 

Moët Hennessy

Moët Hennessy is the leading importer and marketer of luxury wines spirits and champagnes in the U.K. The Moët Hennessy portfolio includes renowned brands such as: Hennessy Cognac; Moët & Chandon Dom Pérignon Krug Veuve Clicquot and Ruinart Champagnes; Belvedere vodka; 10 Cane rum; Grand Marnier; Glenmorangie and Ardbeg single malt Scotch whiskies; and fine wines including Château d’Yquem Cape Mentelle Cloudy Bay Newton Vineyard Numanthia Terrazas and Domaine Chandon California sparkling and still wines.

Tasting Notes

A burst of intense smoky fruit escapes into the atmosphere – peat infused with zesty lemon and lime, wrapped in waxy dark chocolate. Bold menthol and black pepper slice through the sweet smoke followed by tarry ropes and graphite. As you dip your nose in further, savour the aroma of smoked fish and crispy bacon alongside green bell peppers, baked pineapple and pear juice. An explosion of crackling peat sets off millions of flavour explosions on the tongue: peat effervesces with tangy lemon and lime juice, black pepper pops with sizzling cinnamon-spiced toffee. This is followed by a wave of brine infused with smooth buttermilk, ripe bananas and currants. Smoke gradually wells up on the palate bringing a mouthful of warm creamy cappuccino and toasted marshmallows. As the taste lengthens and deepens, dry espresso, liquorice root and tarry smoke develop coating the palate with chewy peat oils. The finish goes on and on – long and smoky with tarry espresso, aniseed, toasted almonds and traces of soft barley and fresh pear.

Food Matches

Mutton pies or a not-too-spicy lamb samosa.