A wee video in which we found across on Ardbeg TV, showing the tales of smuggling that used to go on, in and around the shores of Ardbeg distillery...
Ardbeg Dark Cove, said to be the darkest Ardbeg to date is now available to buy via our online whisky store...
To purchase a bottle head this way.
In the meantime, here's the video and official tasting notes from Ardbeg.
Ardbeg Dark Cove Official Tasting Notes
Colour: The darkest Ardbeg ever
Nose: At first meaty, earthy and spicy. Bold notes of dark chocolate emerge against orange, rich treacle toffee, coffee and oak. Wafts of a distant, smoky bonfire in the background, along with a mysterious floral note, like flowering blackcurrant bushes. And lashings of linseed oil.
Palate: The mouthfeel is almost tart, or zesty lime. Raisins, dates, ginger and pepper spice surge forward, then retreat. Waves of smouldering charcoal, wood polish and huge, tarry creosote notes follow. Finally a more savoury note escapes; cured smoked ham and squid ink noodles.
Finish: Long, spicy and rich with lingering notes of toffee, coffee and tar.