ARDBEG KELPIE Limited Edition Single Malt Whisky

Ardbeg Distillery (Scottish Gaelic: Taigh-stail Àirde Beaga) is a Scotch whisky 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.

Ardbeg Kelpie is a limited-edition bottling to celebrate Ardbeg Day 2017 [held annually on the final Saturday of the Islay Festival of Malt & Music]. It is the Ardbeg's “first whisky with a heart matured in virgin oak from the Black Sea coast.” This is blended with malt matured in ex-bourbon casks.
Released in 2017 and matured in ex-bourbon barrels, to amplify Ardbeg's characteristic style and create a whisky of incredible depth.


            Nose: Salty with seaweed and smoke. Typical Ardbegtorf. Slightly earthy, with a subtle sweetness. Minimal woody. vanilla and toffee.

    Taste: Powerful onset with pepper, spice, smoked bacon and dark chocolate.

    Finish: Long. Dry with sweet vanilla and spices.