Type: Single Malt
Region: Scotland – Islay
Strength: 46.6% alc/vol
An Oa is the first addition to the respected Ardbeg’s core range in over 10 years, and offers up a somewhat more approachable expression due to it’s aging in combination PX, charred virgin oak and ex-bourbon casks. But make no mistake, this is still Ardbeg and you will find all the ruggedness you’ve come to expect from this team of Ileachs.
The smoker lets you surround your food with smoke in just a few easy steps. Simply fill the puck with wood chips, lay it at the back of your grill, wait until your BBQ is sufficiently smoky, place your food around the puck, smoke it out some more, and voilÃ ! Once your food is smoked, cooked, and practically falling off the bone, all that’s left to do is plate up and pair with a delectably smooth dram of Ardbeg An Oa.
Nose: Sea breeze-fresh, salty, sweet ‘n peat, pear drops, hints of strawberry chews.
Palate: Oily and succulent, chewy syrupy molasses.
Finish: Allspice with tarry notes, briny black liqorice.