ARDBEG 10y OLD
Ardbeg 10y Years Old is revered worldwide as the peatiest, smokiest, a most complex single malt of them all. Yet, it does not flaunt the peat; rather, it gives way to the malt’s natural sweetness to produce a whisky of perfect balance. Named World Whisky of the Year in 2008.
In order to do this, the piñas are chopped in half by hand and slowly steamed in masonry brick ovens for about 79 hours to soften them. The softened piñas are then shredded and placed into a traditional stone pit, where they are either crushed and shredded by a large 2 ton stone milling wheel called a Tahona (see photo above) or they are shredded and crushed by a roller mill.
The manner in which the juice is extracted from the piñas has an impact upon the distilled flavor of the final tequila. Tequila distilled from the juice which is extracted from the stone wheel Tahona has a noticeably softer and earthier flavor than tequila distilled from the juice extracted by the roller mill.
Part of the reason for the difference in flavor may bArdbeg 10y Years Old is revered worldwide as the peatiest, smokiest, a most complex single malt of them all.e that when the juice which has been extracted from the piñas which are crushed by the Tahona Wheel, the leftover fibers from those piñas are placed in the fermentation vats along with the juice.
Non-chill-filtered with a strength of 46% ABV.
Enjoy it with a great Cuban or New World Cigar!
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