Ardbeg 22 Year Old Twenty Something
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Ardbeg
  • Age 22 Year Old
  • Distillation date 1996
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 2018
  • Maturation Ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 46.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • dark chocolate
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • fresh herbs
  • sherry
  • toasted oak
  • hazelnuts
  • toasted

Ardbeg

22 Year Old Twenty Something (0.7l, 46.4%)
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Character Goatson
This might be the best Islay Single Malt dram you have this year.
 
In an age of Whisky start-ups, Ardbeg is a refreshing blast from the past. They have been making Malt Whisky on the same site since 1798. The product was so popular that they ramped up production to commercial levels in 1815. That’s more than two hundred years of Single Malt wonder. Like nearly all of her Islay sisters, Ardbeg is a peated dram. But Ardbeg is known for gentle smoky smoothness with the vast majority of production going into the greatest blended Scotches. But true Single Malt releases are in high demand and they consistently deliver.
 
Demand for great Whiskies is high. So, it’s getting harder and harder to even find a super-premium-aged gem like this. Ardbeg "Twenty Something" is a series of Single Malt releases — one each year — that dives into their old stocks to craft a limited edition release. And since it’s hard to build a brand and specific taste profile around that model, they decided to ensure that all in the line would be at least twenty years old and thus the “Twenty Something” label was born.
 
This year’s release is a twenty-two-year-old and is an exceptionally smooth, perfectly aged wonder of Single Malt making prowess aged in ex-Bourbon and Oloroso Sherry casks. If you’re a fan of Islay Single Malts, this may be one of the best you’ll ever get your hands on this year… and there will only be 2400 bottles made.
 
Smartass corner:
“Ardbeg” comes from the Gaelic “An Àird Bheag” which translates as “the small promontory.”

Smartass corner
“Ardbeg” comes from the Gaelic “An Àird Bheag” which translates as “the small promontory.”


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  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Ardbeg
  • Age 22 Year Old
  • Distillation date 1996
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 2018
  • Maturation Ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 46.4%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm Bronze
 
Nose / Aroma / Smell
Chock-full of classic Ardbeg sea-salt and peat aromas with notes of roasting hazelnuts, toasted oak, dark chocolate, and vanilla.
 
Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is rich and full of silky notes of dark chocolate and pipe smoke followed by vanilla, roasting nuts, sultanas, and Sherry rancio.
 
Finish 
The finish is long with lingering essences of fresh herbs, baking spice, and distant campfires.
 
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  • smoky
  • dark chocolate
  • vanilla
  • spicy
  • fresh herbs
  • sherry
  • toasted oak
  • hazelnuts
  • toasted
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Character Dogson
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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