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Vintage Assessments Tasting Note Producer ARDBEG
Bright medium yellow colour. Intense, very smoky, complex, baked plum nose with lots of peaty notes. Dry, medium to medium-full bodied, very smoky, complex, rounded, well structured, intense, plum-peat flavours with a lingering, high acid finish. The first addition to Ardbeg's ongoing range for a decade when introduced in 2017, This An Oa Islay Single Malt is a combination of spirits aged in Pedro-Ximenez sherry casks and bourbon barrels. CSPC 539643
Type Spirit - Scotch Whisky
Agent Cha Hob
Country Scotland
Rating ***(93 points)
Complex, Intense, Smoky
LCBO Note Status Recommended by Vintage Assessments!
TASTING NOTE: While the new whisky still presents with peat on the nose, the pale green-golden elixir is definitely softer on the palate, revealing notes of chocolate and toffee up front, which give way to hints of smoked tea leaves and a touch of that Ardbeg peatiness, interlaced with sweet undertones thanks to the inclusion of whiskies that have aged exclusively in those PX sherry casks. The flavors are fully integrated and delivered via a creamy mouthfeel. (Adam McDowell, robbreport.com, Sept. 8, 2017) Price $ 127.95
Bottle Size 750 mL
Tasting Date vintages release - January 6, 2018
Cases bought 49 (6 bottles per case)

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