Ardbeg, Grooves, Committee Only Edition, Islay, 46% Abv, NV

  Ardbeg

£335.00 for 1x70cl
1 cs
 
Ardbeg, Grooves, Committee Only Edition, Islay, 46% Abv

Contains Sulphites.

About Ardbeg

Founded by John Dewar & Sons in 1896 and opened in 1898, Aberfeldy is located on the southern bank of the upper Tay in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and houses a rare colony of red squirrels, hence the old labels. Previously only available as part of the Flora & Fauna series, in 1999 the distillery introduced its 12 year old which has become known for its soft heather honey notes and full body. Whilst the squirrel might be gone from the new labels, tradition still plays an important part and indeed Aberfeldy still comprises the largest malt component of Dewar's Blended Whisky to this day.

Appellation: Islay

Islay, the southernmost of the Scottish islands, is almost always recognised by its peaty expression. Islay is covered in peat bogs and in traditional times burning peat was the most effective way of heating and drying the barley used in whisky production. As peat burns it releases pungent peaty smoke which in turn infused the drying barley and influences style.

Among its famous active distilleries, Islay boasts one of the most legendary of ‘lost’ producers: Port Ellen which closed doors in 1983. Beyond the obvious lurks a surprising diversity of spirit, making the identity of Islay whisky a more elusive prospect than might first appear.

Islay is also one of the fastest growing whisky regions in Scotland with several new distilleries having come online in recent years.