Varietals: 100% barley.
A ridge of vanilla leads to mountain of peat capped with citrus fruits and circled by clouds of sea spray.
Palate: Sweet vanilla counterbalanced with lemon and lime followed by that surging Ardbeg smoke that we all know and love.
Finish: Long and glorious; sea salted caramel and beach bonfire smoke.
Precise balance, big smoke and non-chill filtered. This is why this is such a famous dram.
Production: The distillery output is quite big for a distillery with only two pot stills. The wash still has a capacity of about 18,000 liters and the spirit still of about 17,000 liters. Ardbeg is one of the only Scottish distilleries who use a purifier, which leads to a smoother spirit.