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Ardbeg Rare Cask 001 2020 Release 57.7%

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The stunning Ardbeg Rare Cask 001 was the first release the Rare Cask series in 2020. This collectable 9 year old whisky is both rich and spicy after being aged in oloroso sherry cask then transferred for finishing in virgin American oak. The palate reveals intense tarry notes, dark chocolate, clove, aniseed, black pepper with hints of cumin and ginger. A rare cask indeed and one of just 354 bottles. 

Country Scotland Age 9 Years Old
Region Islay Cask No. #001
Distillery Ardbeg Size 70cl
Cask Description Oloroso Sherry Cask.
Virgin American Oak 
ABV 57.7%
Year Distilled   Shipping Weight 4 Kg
Year Bottled 2020 Description Single Cask Release

This Islay distillery renowned for it’s peaty whiskies was initially documented way back in 1794. In recent years it’s expressions have won esteemed awards like World’s Best Single Malt and World Whisky of the Year to name just a few. The distillery brought out its peatiest whisky to date in 2009 named Supernova.


Ardbeg Rare Cask 001 2020 Release 57.7%

Official Tasting Notes

Nose: Spicy, woody/oaky, like pencil shavings, carpenters’ workshop, and a healthy dose of linceed oil. Aromatic woodsmoke with a hint of rich dark chocolate. With water, herbal noted of fennel emerge, with a fragrant top note, almost like rhubarb and damson jam. 

Palate: A tingly mouthfeel with intense tarry notes, dark chocolate and fondant cream, oak tannin, clove, aniseed and black pepper. Spicy notes continue with hints of cumin and ginger. 

Finish: A long, long aftertaste, finish of peppermint, menthol and eucalyptus then finally, soothing vanilla. 

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