Ardbeg - Twenty Something (Committee Only Edition) - 23 year old Whisky from Ardbeg
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A 23-year-old single malt filled into cask at a time when the Islay distillery was facing an uncertain future.
Ardbeg Twenty Something is a vatting of ex-Bourbon and ex-oloroso Sherry casks, filled at a very difficult time for the cult Islay distillery.
Distillery manager and Committee chairman Mickey Heads, who spent some time at Ardbeg while working at nearby Laphroaig during the 1990s, said: ‘This magnificent whisky was created within the retired iconic still which stands proud outside our distillery today. ‘It’s a glimpse back into Ardbeg’s turbulent past and reaffirms just why the distillery couldn’t be allowed to disappear.’
Dr Bill Lumsden, director of distilling, whisky creation and whisky stocks at Ardbeg, described Ardbeg Twenty Something as ‘bursting with rich, deep flavours’, with ‘an incredibly smoky, silky quality’.
9/10 Whisky Magazine Recommended:
Nose: Real easy opener here, doesn't hide its island roots. Melon, cinnamon and sweet, salty parma ham. Then the sweetness builds with honeycomb and chocolate, and in comes the peat, soft almost caramel and floral.
Palate: Pretty much follows the palate, very balanced between those soft peat notes and moreish sweet, juicy melon and ham flavours.
Finish: Fairly snappy in that it doesn't hang about. Leaves a little sweet peat coating and lingering smoke notes.
A belter of an Islay, everything you could want and more