Ardbeg An Oa
  • Category Scotch
  • Country United States
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Ardbeg
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation A bespoke oak Gathering Vat
  • Alcohol 46.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • dark chocolate
  • caramel
  • charred
  • oak
  • spicy
  • black pepper
  • anise
  • tobacco

Ardbeg

An Oa (0.75l, 46.6%)
Price $60.99

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Character Goatson
An impeccable single malt.

The Ardbeg Distillery is arguably one of the greatest distilleries on Earth. It produces some of the most peated Scotch Whiskies. The distillery was started in the early 18th century on the south coast of the Isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, and is now owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy. During the years it was closed and reopened several times, as the majority of other distilleries in Scotland, and changed owners many times; however, it has never lost the genuine devotion of producing The Ultimate Islay Malt.

This is a new addition to the Ultimate range. Ardbeg An Oa is aged in a bespoke oak Gathering Vat where several whiskies from several cask types coalesce to form an impeccable Islay dram with smoky intensity, harmonized by a delectable, smooth sweetness. Signature Ardbeg peat, dark chocolate, and aniseed are wrapped in smooth, silky butterscotch, black pepper and clove, before rising to an intense crescendo of flavor. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country United States
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Ardbeg
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation A bespoke oak Gathering Vat
  • Alcohol 46.6%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
Appearance / Color
Golden honey.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Smoky, charred applewood, toffee, aniseed, treacle, dates, peach, banana.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Smooth and creamy, sweetness, chocolate, treacle toffee, aniseed, orange and smoky tea leaves. Gentle, sweet spices (nutmeg & cinnamon), some cigar smoke, grilled artichoke, wood.

Finish
Long and lingering floral and sweet, mint toffee, malty biscuit notes, aniseed, hickory and distant subtle smoke.
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  • smoky
  • dark chocolate
  • caramel
  • charred
  • oak
  • spicy
  • black pepper
  • anise
  • tobacco
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
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.
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.
Ardbeg's signature 10YO won "World Whisky of the Year" in 2008.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Scotland is home to more than 20 million casks of maturing Whisky. That’s four for every person living there. Nuts!
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.
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.
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.
Ardbeg's signature 10YO won "World Whisky of the Year" in 2008.
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