Aged for 13 years in a combination of ex-bourbon and Sauternes wine casks, this is the inaugural whiskey in the distillery’s new Anthology Collection – a series of single malts aged in cask types completely new to the distillery.
“We embarked on a daring maturation experiment to merge Ardbeg’s signature smokiness with more nuanced, sweeter notes for our new release The Harpy’s Tale – resulting in a very unusual and complex breed of Ardbeg,” said said Dr. Bill Lumsden, Director of Distillation and Whiskey. creation.
“It’s a dram that represents a battle between the sweet and the smoky – a battle that I think fans have yet to experience in an Ardbeg dram, and one that I’m sure they’ll be delighted to taste by them. themselves.
“Collectively, the whiskeys in the Anthology Collection will form a legendary, perfectly balanced and delicious series of rare and unusual Ardbegs, rich in both tradition and taste. »
Priced at £141 with an ABV of 46%, Ardbeg Anthology: The Harpy’s Tale will be available to purchase from Ardbeg.com, the Islay Distillery Visitor Center and select whiskey specialists.