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The distillery was founded in 1815 and is a fixture on Islay’s southern coast. It was mothballed many times until finally purchased by LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessey) in 1997. They are known for their classic Islay style of heavily peated single malt.


Pronounced ‘Oog-a-dal’.

Brand Tasting Notes: The nose is rich and weighty with heady and smoky aromatics. At full strength, the initial aroma is a beguiling mix of warm Christmas cake, walnut oil, and parma violets fused with fresh ocean spice, cedar, and pine needles falling from the Christmas tree. A smoldering coal fire and the scent of well-oiled leather bring warmth. The sweetness of treacle toffees and chocolate-coated raisins emerge through the smoke. With water, the deep smokiness increases in intensity, reminiscent of a fired Christmas pudding. Rich flowering currants and warm baked banana and walnut bread are served with simmering mocha espresso. The palate is full flavored and rich with a deep mouth-coating texture, the taste is an intriguing balance between sweet, spicy, and deep smoky flavors. The flavor is initially sweet. A burst of winter spices sets off a smoky-spicy explosion countered by a sumptuous mid-palate of honey-glazed smoked food and chewy treacle. Waves of deep smoky tones and rich aromas build up on the palate like a fine Montecristo cigar.

  • Bottle Size750
  • DistilleryArdbeg
  • StyleSingle Malt Scotch
  • RegionIslay
  • ABV54.2%
  • Country of OriginScotland
  • Cask StrengthYes
  • Cask TypeSherry
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