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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.
Appearance / Color
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.
The finish has been called heroically long with little but thick puffs of smoky brine crashing on your palate.
The Flavor Spiral™ shows the most common flavors that you'll taste in Ardbeg Scorch Committee Release Fiercely Charred Casks and gives you a chance to have a taste of it before actually tasting it.
We invented Flavor Spiral™ here at Flaviar to get all your senses involved in tasting drinks and, frankly, because we think that classic tasting notes are boring.