Islay distillery Ardbeg has added a 25-year-old expression that was distilled back in the 1990s to their permanent range.
Although it will only be released in limited quantities, the brand feels that this rare whisky was so exquisite that it should be bottled and released as a permanent expression.
Creator Dr. Bill Lumsden said: “After a quarter of a century in the cask, you’d be forgiven for imagining that Ardbeg 25 Years Old would have lost some of the hallmark Ardbeg smoky punch. I can assure you it hasn’t.
“And yet there’s also a remarkable complexity and elegance to this whisky that I find utterly captivating. It’s unmistakably Ardbeg, but unlike any Ardbeg, you’ve tasted before.”
Tasting notes include smoked cream, peppermint, toffee, fennel, and pine resin on the nose, leading to a ‘vibrant, hot peppery mouthfeel’ with flavours of sherbet lemon, carbolic soap and tar, creamy toffee, aniseed, and chilli pepper. The finish is said to be long, mellow, and lingering, with cream, fudge, and antiseptic notes.
For more information, go to ardbeg.com