Ardbeg Feis Ile 2011 With Bag. Ardbeg’s absolutely amazing Feis Ile bottling, bottled in 2011. This very rare Ardbeg was distilled in 1998 and aged in two Pedro Ximenez butts.
Really thick and rich. There’s an incredible amount going on, all of which is underpinned by this meaty, BBQ smoke. There’s some of the Ardbeg citrus, but mostly you’re greeted with aromas of tar, black treacle, smoked prune juice and sweet sherry.
An explosion floods over the palate, and it gives up intense notes of prunes, tangy plums, warm pastries and thick smoke. Hints of burnt sugar too, with just a little citric tanginess late palate.
Very long, and big on sherry. It has a perfect balance of wood smoke and sweet, over-ripe grapes, with a tinge of drying oak.