Ardbeg 25 Year Old
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Ardbeg
  • Age 25 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • mint
  • candied
  • bonfire
  • pine
  • lemon
  • anise
  • toffee
  • fudge

Ardbeg

25 Year Old (0.75l, 46%)
Price $1,221.99

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Character Goatson
A brilliant example of what twenty-five years in the wood does for premium Islay Single Malt.

In an age of Whisky start-ups, Ardbeg is 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 world’s greatest Blended Scotches. But true Single Malt releases are in high demand and they consistently deliver.

Ardbeg has experimented with older special editions. They’ve had a handful of over-twenty year-old releases over just the last few years and they’ve briskly sold out. But now, for the first time, they are adding an older Spirit to its permanent core lineup and we are super-excited to see it.

Ardbeg 25 Years Old will still be a Single malt that is limited in supply because… well, there are not so many barrels that were laid down in the mid-1990s. But they promise us that this exceptional Islay dram is here to stay. This is a good thing because the signature smoky profile remains with a richness, balance, and complexity only superlative aging can deliver. The folks at Ardbeg call it "majestic" and it’s hard to disagree.
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Ardbeg
  • Age 25 Year Old
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Warm Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
An incense-like aroma rises from the glass, filled with notes of brûlée cream, smoked pine resin, peppermint bark candy, winter bonfire, and banana’s foster.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is creamy and complex, opening with chipotle, lemon curd, star anise, toffee, beach tar, and a hint of fudge.

Finish
The finish is impossibly long with a lingering smoked chili pepper note.
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  • smoky
  • mint
  • candied
  • bonfire
  • pine
  • lemon
  • anise
  • toffee
  • fudge
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Blended Whiskies are the result of years of craftsmanship and dedication. A master blender does not simply wake up one day with a profound ability to create a cohesive and enjoyable liquid. From nosing the liquid to working out quantities of each different grain and malt to go into the blend, a master blender can take years, if not decades, to train.
Can Scotch go bad? Technically, an unopened bottle of Scotch can last forever. Air is the only true evil to Whisky; once the liquid is oxidized it is no longer immortal. After opening, as long as you store your Whisky in a cool, dry place, it will last another 5 years.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
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.
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