Its incredible balance… its complexity… its peaty perfection… The reasons we love Ardbeg are endless. So it’s fitting that the name of the Ardbeg Day 2015 bottling should reflect the ultimate quest – to keep making incredible whisky forever and ever.
12,000 bottles released worldwide, this contains whiskies matured in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks.
Nose Mellow, rich and enticing, with the unmistakable Ardbeggian combination of tar, soot and pine resin. This leads into dark chocolate, treacle toffee, coffee grinds and a distant, nutty/ oaky note. A splash of water initiates a burst of fresh, briny sea-spray with a hint of salt, some linseed oil, and then some more of the classic Ardbeg pine resin/ lime top note. A remarkably fresh bouquet for such a peaty whisky.
Colour Straw gold
Taste Intense, robust peat smoke, savoury smoky bacon, cinnamon and nutmeg, but also an incredible creamy, sweet vanilla/milk chocolate note, which soothes the palate. The never-ending aftertaste sees more linseed oil (a hint of the Sherry Casks in the recipe), some creosote and tar, but understated, and always gentle.
Finish Creamy and mouth-coating, slightly chewy.