Ardbeg / Maverick Drinks

Ardbeg 21 Yr PX Cask Finish (Darkness) Review

Ardbeg 21 Year Old Darkest Part of the Darkness series of drams from Maverick Drinks where they are finishing whiskies in 50L ex sherry casks for a matter of months giving a unique taste and flavour.

This Ardbeg 21 year old was matured for an additional 3 months in a 50l ex Pedro Ximénez cask which has imparted some of the jammiest, stickiest, treacliest flavours i've ever had in an ardbeg, this is truely a work of art.

Unfortunately all gone now, keep an eye on Master of Malt for more of this trickery and flavour.

Many thanks to Maverick Drinks for the official sample

Tasting Notes & Details


Initially there's some huge hits of treacle thick plum jam and sweet molasses then there's a whiff of earthy smoke with sweet purple heather that comes with citrus notes hiding way in the background


Sweet chewy treacle covered fruit salad chews and honey roast root vegetables with a smoky earthy peatiness and heather and grass.


Chewy treacle and earthy veg

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Ardbeg 21 Yr PX Cask Finish (Darkness)
Age: 21
ABV: 40.10
Distiller: Ardbeg
Bottler: Maverick Drinks
Type: Single Malt
From: Scotland, Islay
Posted: 27/10/2014 by Tom

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