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 $1,109.99

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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.

 

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  • 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
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.
Ardbeg's signature 10YO won "World Whisky of the Year" in 2008.
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).
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
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.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Ardbeg's signature 10YO won "World Whisky of the Year" in 2008.
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).
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
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.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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