Ardbeg An Oa Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Ardbeg An Oa Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Ardbeg An Oa Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Regular price $139.99

Notes from the producer:

An Oa is singularly rounded, due in no small part to time spent in our newly established bespoke oak Gathering Vat where whiskies from several cask types including; sweet Pedro Ximenez; spicy virgin charred oak; and intense ex-bourbon casks, amongst others familiarise themselves with each other. The result is a dram with smoky power, mellowed by a delectable, smooth sweetness.

Colour: Light Gold

Aroma: Rounded and smoky - like burning Applewood - with creamy toffee, aniseed, treacle and dates. A curious suggestion of juicy fruits, such as peach and banana. With a drop of water, reminders of Ardbeg’s classic fragrance – lime, pine resin, fennel, saddle soap and tar. A gentle waxiness, like fragrant candle wax, and hints of smoked herbs. An Oa gives a final subtle reminder of the sea with briny notes and seaweed but always accompanied with creaminess.

Taste: A smooth, creamy texture leads into a huge syrupy sweetness, flavours of milk chocolate, treacle toffee, aniseed, orange and smoky tea leaves. Gentle, sweet spices (nutmeg & cinnamon), some cigar smoke, and a very unusual flavour of grilled artichokes. Wood is always present in the spirit, gently nutty and reminiscent of a carpenter’s workshop. A long, sweet finish, with floral overtones, mint toffee and some gentle malty biscuit notes.

Finish: Lingering, seductive, gentle yet intense, with flavours of aniseed, hickory and distant subtle smoke.

46.6% ABV. Non chill-filtered.

International Whisky Competition 2021 – Best Cask Strength

San Francisco World Spirits Competition 2021 – Gold

International Spirits Challenge 2020 - Gold

International Whisky Competition 2019 – Best Single Malt Scotch

International Whisky Competition 2019 – Best Peated Whisky

International Whisky Competition 2019 – Best Islay Single Malt

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