A harvest gold complexion and a fiery-but-curious sweet toffee texture, Ardbeg An Oa is a magical addition welcomed to the Islay Malts. Layered with a plethora of different flavours, the complex whiskey contains an illuminating exploration of age-old techniques. Gathering Vats combine different casks to marry flavours together; the tastes and emotions that Ardbeg have bottled inspire in the glass the pride of a traditional Scottish heartbeat. Ardbeg An Oa’s intense, fantastical crescendos of syrupy sweetness, milk-chocolate and a lingering aniseed are flavours to experience and enjoy with an oozing aroma of pine resin and cigar smoke.
Established in 1815 and bought by the Glenmorangie Company in 1997 after a long hiatus, Ardbeg An Oa is their first whiskey to be launched to such high acclaim in over a decade. Ardbeg is cherished by whiskey enthusiasts as being ‘peatiest’ and ‘most complex’. With An Oa having entered into the market on the 7th of September this year, this glorious, multi-layered whiskey will certainly appeal to most mature palates. This is definitely a drink you have to experience to believe it’s worth. You can buy a bottle of this stunning Single Malt for NZ$110 from Whisky Galore, Glengarry and other leading whisky outlets.