This exclusive whisky, known as Arrrrrrrdbeg!, has been matured entirely in ex-rye casks. On the nose, the aroma of gunpowder, smoked banana, and pear melds with notes of vanilla and rye. The palate is greeted with a spicy kick that ignites a burst of fruity flavors. An armada of aniseed gives way to smoked toffee and a faint hint of sourdough biscuits, and the long finish is marked by a gentle smoke that lingers on the palate.
Arrrrrrrdbeg! is the first whisky from our distillery to be matured solely in ex-rye casks, and it is exclusively available to members of the Ardbeg Committee starting February 1st. It is a truly unique and exceptional whisky, crafted with the same passion and dedication that Mickey brought to his role as Distillery Manager. Cheers to Mickey, and to new adventures on the horizon!