Jim Murray's 2008 World Whisky of the Year! When Ardbeg 10 was released it was the first expression from the distillery not to be chill-filtered. A true classic from Islay.
This 2009 vintage was distilled from grain grown in 2008 by Gilbie McCormick of Claggan, Hunter Jackson at Cruach, Ian McKerrell of Island and Alastair Torrance from Mulindry. It is the perfect welcome home dram at the end of a hard day!
This particular expression from Caol Ila Distillery is matured in bourbon casks. The whisky has sweet cured bacon, vanilla and peat smoke aromas. The palate is smoky and sweet with orange zest and banana flavours.