Ardbeg Kelpie

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For Ardbeg Day 2017 Ardbeg brings you The Kelpie  Ardbeg distillery’s first whisky with a heart matured in virgin oak from the Black Sea coast.  Renowned for imparting incredibly deep...

For Ardbeg Day 2017 Ardbeg brings you The Kelpie 

Ardbeg distillery’s first whisky with a heart matured in virgin oak from the Black Sea coast.  Renowned for imparting incredibly deep flavour notes, only a handful of whiskies have ever been matured in these Black Sea casks.  Married with hallmark ex-bourbon Ardbeg, it results in a whisky of incredible depth, which tells of its ties to the Black Sea and the waves of flavour its casks have created.

  • Region: Islay
  • Distillery: Ardbeg
  • Age/Name: Kelpie 
  • Size: 70cl
  • Strength: 46% ABV
  • Bottled By: Distiller
  • Chill-Filtered: No
  • Smokey and sweet

    On the nose;  A wonderful, intense, ‘dancing’ nose, with lots of different, intertwined aromas – powerful, oily peat, dark chocolate, smoked fish, hints of seaweed, and a curious, sharp herbal note. Waves of spicy black pepper.

    On the palate;  A peppery mouthfeel is followed by a crescendo of rich flavours.  Treacle toffee, Turkish coffee, smoky bacon and lots of dark, dark chocolate.  A curious burst of peachy, estery fruit, hickory wood, clove oil and a suggestion of black olives.

    To finish ; Seemingly lasting forever, with deep, deep, almost subterranean flavours of clove, tar, and rich toffee.