Ardbeg Grooves Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky 700ml (Scotland)
From the experimental folk at Ardbeg, comes this intensely mellow dram – Ardbeg Grooves.
Ardbeg has always been passionate about the benefits of an alternative lifestyle. Digging Peat, but also digging crofting, crocheting, Celtic crosses and campfires.
And for this Limited Edition bottling, Ardbeg is rolling back the years to an Islay time gone by – back to village of Peat & Love.
Produced using grooviest casks ever, aromas of smoked spices combine with distant bonfires fading into a mellow haze of apple and smoked pear.
Ardbeg Grooves – It’s just good vibes…and good whisky, man.
A little splash of water releases some beautiful, unexpected aromas: lavender scented soap, ground white pepper, floral and herbal notes entwined.
Fresh flowers mix with coriander leaves and mint.
Taste: A powerfully salty mouth feel drifts into sweet vibes of treacle toffee, vanilla popcorn, salted fruits (peaches) with soot and tar. Again, those distinctive savoury notes of smoky BBQ, paprika and mustard spice, fading into an unexpected haze of smoked pears and apples, almost like pear cider.
Finish: Smoked paprika and bonfires with a mellow sweetness throughout.
Colour: Berbere (African spice blend of a reddish/orange hue)