A smooth, creamy texture leads into a huge syrupy sweetness, flavours of milk chocolate, treacle toffee, aniseed, orange and smoky tea leaves. Gentle, sweet spices (nutmeg & cinnamon), some cigar smoke, and a very unusual flavour of grilled artichokes. Wood is always present in the spirit, gently nutty and reminiscent of a carpenters workshop. A long, sweet finish, with floral overtones, mint toffee and some gentle malty biscuit notes.
Ardbeg An Oa is the fourth permanent expression to be added to the Ultimate Range. The gathering together of several cask types including Pedro Ximenez, virgin charred oak and ex-bourbon is what makes Ardbeg An Oa unique within the core range. Its smooth, rounded, yet intense taste profile invites curiosity and draws people to it. A smoky, sweet and singularly rounded dram.