Ardbog Begets Ardbog: A Dram That Begs to Be Different

Colleen, resident whisky expert at The Torridon opens a new bottle in the whisky bar.

Imagine my excitement when I learned that Ardbeg were releasing a new whisky strangely called Ardbog. After reading the official website and watching the promotional film, I thought “great, let’s buy a bottle and see what happens”.

Today was the day. Ardbog is comprised of 60% ex-Bourbon stock and 40% Manzanilla sherry butts before being bottled at 52.1% so its flavours are interesting to say the least.  Ardbog celebrates the heritage of peat on Islay and the ways in which peat has played such a major role in this iconic dram.

Nose: Smokey, salty notes with toffee caramel (similar to Bowmore’s tempest)

Palate: Salty peanuts, huge bursts of smoke, more earth than the original Ardbeg 10

Verdict: Buy a bottle, this whisky is fantastic.

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