ARDBEG 8 YEARS OLD FOR DISCUSSION

Ardbeg 8 Years Old is a big, youthful, deliberately challenging whisky that we think our smoke-loving, insanely committed Committee Members will go wild for.

Unmistakeable smoky intensity. Charcoal and creosote. Curious hints of fennel and celery mixed with woodsmoke… Ardbeg 8 Years Old is guaranteed to provoke discussion.

Only available online, and only available to Committee Members, this bottling is pretty rare too… Buy, try and discuss the dram with us on social media using #Ardbeg8ForDiscussion. We look forward to hearing what you have to say!

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ABV
50.8%

tasting notes

Colour

Pale Straw

Nose

Intense with a burst of charcoal, creosote, tar and treacle toffee, with curious hints of

something vegetal, like fennel, celery and green peppers. Once these subside, there

are hints of milk chocolate, aniseed and woodsmoke.                                     

With a little drop of water, some more herbal notes appear, like fennel, coriander and

lavender, along with some characteristic Ardbeg aromatic woodsmoke and a hint of

fresh, salty sea spray.

Taste

A distinctively peppery mouthfeel eases into a complex symphony of flavours; treacle

toffee, aniseed, salted caramel chocolate, eucalyptus, menthol and briar wood, to

name but a few. The ‘tingling’, peppery sensation on the palate continues, with the

sweeter flavours giving way to more savoury notes like charcoal, smoked bacon, burnt

toast and tar.

Finish

The aftertaste is long and lingering, with a suggestion of peppermint and clove.

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