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Ardbeg Dark Cove Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Ardbeg Dark Cove Single Malt Scotch Whisky

Inspired by its murky past, this year Ardbeg has — for the first time ever — decided to plunge its annual Ardbeg Day into Ardbeg Night. To commemorate Ardbeg Night, which will take place on May 28th, 2016, Ardbeg has released Ardbeg Dark Cove Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky, a limited-edition bottling which Mickey Heads, the distillery’s manager, claims is its “darkest ever.” 

Ardbeg Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made from malted barley, which is peated to approximately 50 phenol parts per million. Once the grains have been fermented, they are distilled twice, first through a copper-pot wash still and then again through a copper-pot spirit still. The spirit still is equipped with a purifier, which acts as small condenser and causes a portion of the evaporating vapors to be pumped back into the pot and then re-distilled. This purification process, which is rare in the industry, results in whisky that has a signature fresh and malty flavor.

Tasting Notes

Ardbeg Dark Cove Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky was aged in a combination of ex-bourbon and “dark” (read: heavily-seasoned) sherry casks, which contribute notes of cured meats, chocolate oranges, coffee, oil, and blackcurrant to the nose. The palate transitions to tart flavors of lime, honey, ginger, pepper and oak, and leads to an exquisite finish marked by almonds, toffee, raisins, dates and wood polish.

Proof 93 (46.5% ABV)