Ardbeg 18 Year Old (Master of Malt)

Ardbeg 18 Year Old Part of a short series on Ardbeg whiskies

This 18 Year Old bottling from Master of Malt is an absolute blinder, and the sample was sent to me by Danny Williamson (@dramstats) of the Dramstats Whisky Blog. Taken from a refill ex-sherry cask this still has that wonderful earthy peat that you expect from Ardbeg but it also has something hugely different, a blast of fruityness and creamyness that i genuinely did not expect to find in an Ardbeg.

I only with Master of Malt still had this in stock.

 

oh wow i wasnt expecting that, i was expecting the normal huge peaty note from Ardbeg and what i get instead is light smoke and a huge creamy fruitiness, like butterscotch angel delight on top of a tinned fruit salad in syrup, the nose on this is devine, grapes, melons, peaches, pears, apples, cherries it's just gorgeous.

Now there's the peat hit that i was expecting, but it doesnt overpower the sweetness underlying it, it's creamy / oily with more of the tinned fruit salad edinburgh rock and porridge, made the proper way with salt.

fresh and sweet with an overlying layer of soot.

Bottle Name: Ardbeg 18 Year Old (Master of Malt)
Age: 18
ABV: 56.30
Distiller: Ardbeg
Bottler: Master of Malt
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay


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