Welcome to Ardbeg Grooves and one of the most exciting releases from the distillery we have seen in many years. Every year on Ardbeg Day we seen the release
of a new dram from the distillery to celebrate this annual distillery event. We have been a committee member of Ardbeg since the early days and have
tasted through each Ardbeg Day release since the start f these limited edition celebratory releases. Yes we have to say this is by far one of the most
enjoyable drams of recent years from the distillery. It reminds us a lot of the Ardbog of several years back with its deep winesque structure and earthy
texture. We did also recently taste the extra limited edition committee release the precursors the public bottling but today we focus on that whisky
you have a much better chance of getting your hands on.
As documented Ardbeg Grooves is a special release of experimental wine casks that have been so heavily charred that deep wide grooves have opened up along
the barrels structure allow for that charred effect so loved in an Ardbeg but also the deep perpetration into the wood in maturation. Release date
is set for Saturday June 2 2018 and we highly recommend you dig this dram.
We are so looking forward to the coming Ardbeg Day festivities!
Region: Islay, Scotland
Nose: Rich and dark with a great earthy spice, salty sand dune shrubs, appricots and intensely rounded by burning wood fires and wet sooty
Taste: Salty, earthy and sweet coming through as caramel crunch, warm chocolate and meaty bbq fats.
Finish: Self perpetuating, long, spicy and warming.