Ardbeg 25 Year Old

£780.00

Bottle Size 70cl
Silver has a history of being mined, worked, worn and displayed on Islay. Like the Islay silversmiths manipulating base metal into precious objects and structures, our whisky creators have skilfully transformed their raw ingredients and woven together carefully selected older casks to create a whisky that cannot be untamed by age. Fittingly for such a precious whisky, Ardbeg 25 Years Old is presented in a unique gun metal bottle encased in an beautifully intricate metal ‘cage’ a modern take on the classic Ardbeg knotwork, and symbolic of the untamed complexity of this extraordinary whisky.
Alcohol 46%
Age 25 Years
Aged & Caged A quarter of a century in a cask and still it won’t be tamed. For a quarter of a century, hidden away in a little known corner of the Distillery, a small number of casks have been lying in wait … casks containing some of Ardbeg’s rare whisky stocks.
Style Islay Peated
Would 25 Years of maturation tame Ardbeg’s smoky power?
Cask Type Ex-Bourbon Casks
non- chill filtered
Bottler Ardbeg
Ardbeg has been called “as close to perfection as makes no difference,” by whisky connoisseurs. Proof then, that Ardbeg truly deserves its incredible reputation. It’s a whisky that’s worshipped around the world. In the past ten years, six different Ardbeg expressions have won prestigious titles including world whisky of the year, scotch whisky of the year and world’s best single malt. Ardbeg has always set out to ‘own’ Islay. Our core range reflects this, with expressions inspired by the Mull of Oa, Loch Uigeadail and the Corryvreckan whirpool. Our forthcoming expression follows this precedent. It is time for a new tale.
Distiller Ardbeg
The mathematically minded of you will note that some of these casks must have been filled during the 1990s a dark time when the Distillery produced only a trickle of new make spirit every year
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Colour/Appearance Bright Amber
Nose
A pungent burst of smoked cream, peppermint and toffee, with Ardbeg’s classic fennel and pine resin Distant earthy bonfires mix with herbal and fruity (banana tropical) notes, along with fragrant candle wax
Palate
An extremely vibrant, hot peppery mouthfeel, leads in to a burst of sherbet lemon sweetness (candied apples, pears oranges), hints of carbolic soap and tar, more creamy toffee, aniseed and chilli pepper
Finish
A long, mellow, lingering aftertaste, with lots of cream, fudge and delicate antiseptic notes An elegant, soothing style of Ardbeg

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Description

Presenting for the first time Ardbeg 25 Years Old. This Supreme expression proves unequivocally that age cannot tame Ardbeg’s smoky power, but it can yield some of the most complex and majestic flavours ever to burst forth from Ardbeg Distillery. Ardbeg 25 Years Old will be a permanent addition to our family of whiskies, however with limited stocks. Bottled from incredibly rare casks filled during some of the Distillery’s darkest days, this is Ardbeg at its most intricate, balanced and beguiling. We can tell you that 25 years did not tame Ardbeg’s smoky power.

The bottle, inspired by Islay’s silversmiths, is just as stunning as the whisky itself, and we know that our fans can’t wait to get their hands on this one.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg