Ardbeg Scorch Committee Release Fiercely Charred Casks
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Ardbeg
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 51.7%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • smoky
  • ashy
  • brine
  • oily
  • lemon
  • orange
  • woody
  • mint
  • sweet

Ardbeg

Scorch Committee Release Fiercely Charred Casks (0.75l, 51.7%)

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Ardbeg's signature Single Malt specially aged in the most deeply charred casks they’ve ever used for a uniquely satisfying smoked dram.

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 world’s greatest blended Scotches. But true Single Malt releases are in high demand and they consistently deliver.

The first thing you need to know is that "The Committee" is a group of more than 100,000 Ardbeg Whisky fans registered on the site. Each one is invited to attend Arbeg Day — which occurs each year at the conclusion of the Islay Festival of Music and Malt. The second thing that you need to know is that "Scorch" is the semi-official name of the mythic dragon of Islay.

Ardbeg Scorch Committee Release Fiercely Charred Casks is a special, limited edition Ardbeg Single Malt that was going to be a treat for purchase by the Committee Members who visited the distillery. But since the world is crazy, we can all buy it now. It is not only peated in the traditional Islay manner, but it is aged in the most heavily-charred barrels ever used by Ardbeg. The combination may intimidate lessor fans of the dram, but we know you can handle it.

 

*This bottle is a collector’s item, we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

**Individual orders limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.

***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed. 

  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Ardbeg
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Alcohol 51.7%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.

Appearance / Color
Antique Gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma is an intense exercise in soot, ash, campfire smoke, and brine with a waft of incense over the top.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate opens with a slick, almost oily mouth-feel leads to layers of rich, smoked lemons and oranges, exotic woods, menthol, and a nice sweetness hiding nearby.

Finish
The finish has been called heroically long with little but thick puffs of smoky brine crashing on your palate.

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  • smoky
  • ashy
  • brine
  • oily
  • lemon
  • orange
  • woody
  • mint
  • sweet
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Character Dogson
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.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
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.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
90% of all Scotch Whiskies sold are Blends.
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.
90% of all Scotch Whisky released in the market is a blend. That’s a hell of a lot.
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