ARDBEG AN OA 70 Cl
A permanent fixture in the Ardbeg range, An Oa (pronounced An Oh!) is an exquisite blend of whiskies drawn from three types of casks, which bring complexity and roundness to its famous peaty iodine character. The Mull of Oa is the most indomitable part of Islay. On one side the cliffs are exposed to storms and crashing Atlantic waves, while on the other they shelter the Ardbeg distillery from powerful Scottish winds. An Oa is a reflection of this exact place where storm and calm meet.
|Nose||This sweet, creamy Ardbeg offers notes of butterscotch, fennel seed, tobacco leaf, Honey Nut Clusters and hints of mixed boiled sweets (fruit, Everton mint and menthol). The citrus notes are subtle and rich, coming through as flourless orange cake.|
|Palate||Still plenty of peaty oomph, although perhaps lighter in body. Notes of cigars and golden syrup flapjacks with sweet black tea on the tail and hints of chocolate limes|
|Finish||Smoky treacle lingers with a little peanut brittle.|