Ardbeg Scorch Committee Release
Special Limited distillery committee only edition release to celebrate Ardbeg Day 2021. Matured using Ardbeg’s most heavily charred Ex-Bourbon casks.
Islay region, South shore district.
Ardbeg Scorch Committee Release Distillery Tasing Notes :-
Colour : Bright brushed gold
Nose : On the nose, frighteningly intense aromas of soot and smoke lie in wait. Hints of aniseed and fragrant patchouli interlace with bold notes of quenched steel and saddle soap. With a drop of water, herbal top notes of briarwood, sage and pine wisp their way to the fore.
Palate : Take a sip and experience lair upon lair of flavour. An oily mouthfeel grips the senses. Billowy clouds of sweet smoke and dragon charred oak permeate the palate, while grilled fare and black liquorice weave between notes of medicinal lozenge.
Finish : A long and heroic finale, with a subtle tarry aftertaste. A finish that will drag on, well into its happily ever after.
Ardbeg Malt Whisky Distillery History.
One of the original Kildalton distilleries, situated on the southern shore of the island.
Built in 1815, on the site of an illicit distillery of which there were many in the area.
Ardbeg, unlike its neighbours Laphroaig and Lagavulin, has not enjoyed the same uninterrupted period of production since its opening.
In fact between 1981 and 1989 famously closed. Whilst the then owners Allied distillers decided what to do with the distillery.
Re-opened in 1990 but only operated up to 6 weeks of the year from 1991 until 1996. When the distillery closed again…for good.
In 1997 the Glenmorangie company bought the distillery and all its stock, re-starting distillation in earnest in 1998. Bringing much needed stability and expertise in maturation particularly. In effect they had resurrected a slumbering beast.