Ardbeg Scorch Limited Edition Fiercely Charred Cask
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Ardbeg
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 46%
California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
  • ashy
  • smoky
  • fire
  • brine
  • oily
  • woody
  • orange
  • mint
  • lemon

Ardbeg

Scorch Limited Edition Fiercely Charred Cask (0.75l, 46%)
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The most deeply charred casks ever deployed at Arbeg yield an Islay dram more smoky and briny than good manners might allow, but for which Islay lovers will be grateful.

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.

In their promotion for this release, Arbeg called it a "Flavor Breathing Dragon." Whereupon we all slapped our collective Flaviar foreheads wishing we’d thought of that first.

Ardbeg Scorch Limited Edition Fiercely Charred Cask is anything but shy. Picture if you will, Ardbeg’s signature peat-infused Islay Single Malt aged in ex-Bourbon casks that have been re-charred to the point of near oblivion. And while many Scotch aficionados are fond of sipping Single Malt while enjoying a cigar, in the case only the dram is needed.

Smartass Corner:
"Scorch" is the semi-official name of the mythic dragon of Islay. More marketing myth than Druidic legend, but a fun mascot nevertheless.

 

 

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

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  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Distillery Ardbeg
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 46%
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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  • ashy
  • smoky
  • fire
  • brine
  • oily
  • woody
  • orange
  • mint
  • lemon
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.
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.
Ardbeg's signature 10YO won "World Whisky of the Year" in 2008.
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!
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
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.
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.
Ardbeg's signature 10YO won "World Whisky of the Year" in 2008.
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!
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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