The Ardbeg Very Young is the first release of spirit produced at the distillery after the Glenmorangie takeover in 1997. This was produced in 1998 and bottled in 2004 at cask strength. Its the first part in the Young series and now very collectable and rare.
Nose: Very peaty and spicy. Notes of cut hay, fresh herbs, smoke, kippers. Hints of the coast, lime juice, coal tar.
Palate: Rich and thick. Very malty, hints of salinity, very phenolic, black pepper, chilli, digestive biscuits. Huge and intense.
Finish: Smoky, spicy, peaty. Tarmac on a hot day. Some caramel sweetness and citrus.
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- 6 Year Old