Ardbeg Ardcore Limited Edition Scotch Whiskey -750ml
From a Distillery with more ups and downs than a pogoing punk comes Ardcore. Created with roasted black malt, roasted to the extreme, this spirit is all about what happens up front center stage. The malt is what defines its distinctive profile. Described as tasting like ‘biting on a spiky ball’, Ardcore is a dram that wears its heart on its sleeve… its black heart!
Notes of charcoal and sweet smoke make for an in-your-face nose, while potent notes of aniseed and dark chocolate stamp this bottle out as one fit only for the most Ardcore of fans.
Non-chill-filtered at ABV 46%
Fresh, floral, herbal & tart. Hints of mixed herbs and cedarwood. Very zesty, and vibrant, with hints of smoked orange & grapefruit, and lots of menthol & peppermint. With water, powerful bursts of diesel oil, tar, fresh paint, and aniseed. As this dies down, a memory of freshly cut hay, a touch of silage, and the tiniest hint of something savory, like yeast extract or bread dough.
A lively, vibrant, sharp, ‘zingy’ texture, leading into the very firm, distinctive flavors – malty/biscuit tones, powerful aniseed, cardamon, antiseptic lozenge, sweet mint toffee, and cigar ash.
Finally, a lingering, salty, firm aftertaste of mint, tar, oak tannin & leather.