Ardbeg Blasda Malt Whisky Limited Release.
Islay Region, South Shore District .
A Lightly Peated Ardbeg Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. Peated to an average of just 8 parts per million phenol (8ppm) compared to the more usual Ardbeg 24ppm.
Blasda is still perfectly balanced, but light, sweet and delicious.
Ardbeg Blasda Malt Whisky Tasting Notes;
Nose; baked banoffie pie and roast chestnuts. On further nosing, cloves, pine cones and fresh mint rise appear from the glass, softened by creamy vanilla custard. A tingle of lemon and lime marmalade cuts through the vanilla with spiced pears followed by a breath of menthol and sea salt. Deep ripe fruits fuse with almond and vanilla.
Palate; sweet with a mixture of sugared almonds, marzipan and hints of dried fruits. Gentle peat oils well up on the palate, remaining soft, clean and dry with a dusting of powdery parma violets. Tangy lemon juice and orange rind freshen the palate with a gentle fizz.
Later tingling spices and creamy cappuccino bring a gentle warmth.
Finish; medium in length and tingly with a refreshing balance of chrysanthemum tea, clean lemon zest, creamy vanilla and hints of cinnamon spiced apple.