Ardbeg An Oa Islay Single Malt Whisky

ARDB085
A welcome new addition to the Ultimate range. Singularly rounded, due in no small part to time spent in our newly established bespoke oak Gathering Vat where whiskies from several cask types - including; sweet Pedro Ximenez; spicy virgin charred oak; and intense ex-bourbon casks, amongst others - familiarise themselves with each other.
Type:
ABV:
46.6%
Size:
70cl
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Scotland
Drinking Window:
N/A
Closure Type:
Cork
£44.99
 

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

The aromas are rounded and smoky - like burning Applewood - with creamy toffee, aniseed, treacle and dates. A curious suggestion of juicy fruits, such as peach and banana. An Oa gives a final subtle reminder of the sea with briny notes and seaweed but always accompanied with creaminess. On the palate a smooth, creamy texture leads into a huge syrupy sweetness, flavours of milk chocolate, treacle toffee, aniseed, orange and smoky tea leaves. Gentle, sweet spices (nutmeg & cinnamon), some cigar smoke, and a very unusual flavour of grilled artichokes. Wood is always present in the spirit, gently nutty and reminiscent of a carpenter’s workshop. A long, sweet finish, with floral overtones, mint toffee and some gentle malty biscuit notes.

Food Matches

Best served neat.