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ARDBEG DISTILLERY Fermutation 49.4% abv 70cl

This bottle is being sold on behalf of a private client.  As it is older, the packaging and closure may have deteriorated, so care should be taken with transportation, storage and opening of this bottle. The bottle is sold as seen and described, we do not accept liability for the state of the packaging or closure.  Additional photos are available on request. (Read More)

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£400.00

Description

Ardbeg presents a new 13-year-old single malt born out of necessity, as the current press release explains: Ardbeg Fermutation. When whisky production came to a standstill in November 2007 due to a boiler breakdown, the wort had to stay in the wash backs much longer than usual. And if you have to experiment, then do it right, said Dr. Bill Lumsden, Ardbeg’s Director of Distillery and Whisky Creation, and had the lids of the washbacks opened.

Bottled at 49.4% abv.

Non Chill Filtered

 

Tasting Notes

Colour: Russet

Nose: Fresh, floral, herbaceous and powerful. Hints of mixed herbs and cedar wood. Very sparkling, lively, with notes of smoked orange and grapefruit, lots of menthol and peppermint.

Palate: A lively, vibrant, ‘sparkling’ texture that culminates in very bold, distinct flavours – malty tones of biscuit, bold aniseed, cardamom, antiseptic lozenges, sweet mint toffee and cigar ash.

Finish: A lingering, salty, powerful finish of mint, tar, oak tannin & leather.

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