Ardbeg Dark Cove Single Malt Whisky

Ardbeg Distillery (Scottish Gaelic: Taigh-stail Àirde Beaga) is a distillery in Ardbeg on the south coast of the isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides group of islands.
The distillery is owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, and produces a heavily peated Islay whisky.  The distillery uses malted barley sourced from the maltings in Port Ellen.
The Ardbeg distillery has been producing whisky since 1798 and began commercial production in 1815.

The Ardbeg Dark Cove was matured in ex-bourbon casks and dark sherry casks.  The style has been inspired by the history of illicit distilling on the Island of Islay. This was the public release, launched for Ardbeg Day/Night at the 2016 Feis Ile.

    Nose:    Sweet ashy smoke. Mineral flavour. Tart chocolate and slightly bitter coffee note. Oak barrel and floral aromas.

    Taste:    Sweet and smoky on the palate. Slightly spicy ginger with tarred boat planks and smoked ham. Citrus towards lime with freshness.

    Finish:    The aftertaste is definitely long. Slightly dry with a spicy sweetness.

Note: Product has come from a private collection, minor markings are inevitable and collectors should have reasonable expectations in this regard.