The Character of Islay Whisky Company has gone and made its own independent bottling range - The Stories of Wind & Wave! Expect some incredible Islay whiskies from this series, like... Oh, I don't know... How about a single cask Ardbeg?! That's what we've got right here. Single malt distilled by Ardbeg back in 2004, and matured in a refill bourbon barrel for 15 years before being bottled up at cask strength. Oodles of that characteristic Ardbeg smokiness to enjoy here, folks!
Nose: Smoked meats and charred oak, with lighter hints of fresh lemon giving it some pep.
Palate: Ginger and black pepper, more meaty malt, a subtle minty hint underneath the salinity.
Finish: Strong black tea, earthy vanilla and Liquorice Allsorts.