In 1815, Ardbeg’s founder established the Distillery on the rugged, wildcoastal rocks of South Islay. Over 200 years later, they’re still using our unique peat-laden wild water source and wisdom handed down through generations to craft the Ultimate Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This is the flagship expression, matured for ten years in 1st Fill and 2nd Fill ex-bourbon American Oak casks to create a smoky balance of sweet vanilla and bold spice. Aroma: Peat infused with zesty lemon and lime, dark chocolate, menthol, pepper and tarry ropes. Smoked fish, crispy bacon and baked pineapple. Taste: A peat and spiced fruit explosion–bananas and currants, pepper and cinnamon-spiced toffee and smoke. Finish: Long and smoky with tarry espresso, aniseed, toasted almonds, fresh pear.