Once again, after a hiatus of sorts, I’m back! It has been a hectic month, filled with commitments, obligations, meetings, collaborations and of course, whiskies. Last Sunday was a great time too as I celebrated my 30th birthday in the company of some great friends that I consider to be a part of my family. […]Read more "Whisky Review #131: Ardbeg 1975 23 Years Old Sherry Cask Hand-filled"
NOTE: The first edition of this guide was published in late September 2015 as a means to provide readers with the necessary information that they would need in order to plan for their trip to Islay. This updated version provides most of the same information as the original, although there have been some amendments made […]Read more "Visiting Islay: The Things You Need To Know (2017 Edition)"
This week’s review focuses on a distillery that readers will be quite familiar with: Ardbeg! I love Ardbeg. They produce some phenomenal whiskies and their place on the higher end of the peat spectrum also endears them to smokeheads around the world. The 10 Years Old expression also tends to win new fans faster when […]Read more "Whisky Review #46: Ardbeg Auriverdes"
When one thinks of Islay, the first two things that manifest in their mind would be WHISKY and PEAT. And if they were to delve deeper into the first aspect, the first two names on their mind would be Ardbeg and Laphroaig. Both these distilleries are world-renowned for their distinctive and characterful whiskies of both […]Read more "Whisky Review #19: Battle of the Anniversary Malts – Ardbeg Perpetuum vs Laphroaig 15 Years Old 200th Anniversary Bottling"
I have a soft spot for Ardbeg. It was one of the first single malt whiskies that I tried during my personal journey of discovery and while it was a world away from the Macallan, Highland Park, Glenlivet and Glenfiddich, I felt that I could relate to it on some level. It was also rather […]Read more "Whisky Review #13: Ardbeg 10 Years Old (Current bottling vs Old Bottling)"
For my fifth review, I will be showcasing the five whiskies that I sampled during my visit to the Ardbeg distillery as well as the special new make spirit which forms the heart of all Ardbeg whiskies. The five whiskies are as follows: 1) Ardbeg 10 Years 2) Ardbeg Kildalton 3) Ardbeg Uigeadail 4) Ardbeg […]Read more "Whisky Review #5: Ardbeg"
The 5th distillery in my 8 part series about the Islay distilleries is centred around Ardbeg, which is one of my favourites. I have been a fan of their 10 Year Old expression for many years now and have also purchased their Auriverdes expression which was released for Ardbeg Day 2014 for my personal collection. […]Read more "The Islay Series – Distillery #5: Ardbeg"