Ardbeg Heavy Vapours Single Malt Scotch Whisky is a highly peated, full-bodied whisky with a rich and complex flavor profile. This whisky is distilled on the remote Scottish island of Islay, which is known for its rugged terrain and distinctive peaty flavor.
The Heavy Vapours expression is aged in ex-bourbon and ex-oloroso sherry casks, which impart a range of flavors and aromas to the whisky. On the nose, you can expect notes of smoked meat, iodine, and brine, with hints of vanilla, honey, and dried fruit.
On the palate, the whisky is full-bodied and rich, with a smoky and peaty character that dominates. You'll also taste flavors of dark chocolate, espresso, and black pepper, with a long, warming finish that leaves a lingering smoky aftertaste.
Ardbeg Heavy Vapours is bottled at a cask strength of 46% ABV, which adds an extra layer of intensity to the flavor profile. It's a whisky that's best enjoyed neat or with a drop or two of water to open up the flavors even further.