Review #520 | r/Scotch Review #186 - Ardbeg An Oa. Ardbeg An Oa was launched worldwide in September of 2017, and became the first new whisky added to the core range since the Corryvreckan in 2009. And as the reactions on the Kelpie were rather mixed they most probably adjusted the An Oa recipe to a more smoother and less woody (aggressive) dram by adding more standard bourbon casks and less virgin oak - what is fine. Ardbeg An Oa Review. Your “go to” Ardbeg is … Whisky & Wisdom has written more on Ardbeg, including several distillery profile pieces and write-ups of other Ardbeg whiskies. The latest addition to the Ardbeg range, An Oa takes its name from the Mull of Oa, one of the most untamed parts of Islay with cliffs towering over the tempestuous Atlantic Ocean on one side and the calm shelter of the southern coast on the other. An Oa is meant to reflect these calmer waters by offering a mellower version of Ardbeg, in what amounts to a nice bit of meteorological marketing. The result is a dram with smoky power, mellowed by a delectable, smooth sweetness. An Oa (pronounced an oh) is a peated Islay single malt comprised of whiskies that were aged in several types of casks of including Pedro Ximenez, virgin oak, and ex-bourbon. I may have been drinking that day. An Oa is the first permanent expression since Corryvreckan in 2009 to join the Ardbeg core range, which also includes Ardbeg Ten Years Old and Ardbeg Uigeadail. Named after the Mull of Oa, which lies between the Ardbeg Distillery and the Atlantic Ocean, An Oa is a new addition to their core range. Named after the Mull of Oa, considered one of the wildest parts of Islay, this rather decently priced young ‘un (I mean, it has to be) is an addition to the core range joining the 10, the Oogy and the Corry. Quite un-Ardbegian, at first, but it’s actually very nice. Ardbeg An Oa is singularly rounded, due in no small part to time spent in our newly established bespoke oak Gathering Vat where whiskies from several cask types - including; sweet Pedro Ximenez; spicy virgin charred oak; and intense ex-bourbon casks, amongst others - familiarise themselves with each other. Ardbeg doles out occasional limited releases for their avid fans, but for nearly a decade the core range consisted of just three whiskies: 10 year old, Uigeadail, and Corryvreckan.The addition of An Oa, matured in a combination of virgin oak, Pedro Ximénez sherry, and bourbon barrels, and married in a French oak ‘gathering vat’ prior to bottling, marks a reason to celebrate. There the whiskey is married together from several different casks. With thanks to Ardbeg and EVH for the opportunity. In the summer of 2017 it was the first addition to Ardbeg’s core range in the last eight years. Ardbeg has expanded its core offerings to include a new bottle on the shelf. Ardbeg An Oa pays homage to its untamed provenance, with contrasts of powerful intensity and sweet silkiness that celebrate the spot where storm meets calm. Hallmark Ardbeg peat, dark chocolate and aniseed are wrapped in smooth, silky butterscotch, black pepper and clove, before rising to an intense crescendo of flavour. Ardbeg An Oa is named after the Mull of Oa in the south-west of Islay, which offers the Kildaton coast (where Ardbeg distillery is situated) some protection from the worst the Atlantic has to offer!As such, An Oa is intended to show a more approachable side to Ardbeg single malt that’s as rounded as the Oa peninsula, without losing the characteristic distillery style. Colour: yellow gold. An Oa brings together the finest casks in a specially designed marrying vat, resulting in a whisky of complex contrasts: all the power and intensity of Ardbeg wrapped in an alluring silkiness, at 46.6% and non chill-filtered. This one’s called An Oa, which is pronounced “An Oh.” The Ten Year Old is not going away any time soon, and neither are the other core offerings. An Oa is named after the Mull of Oa in the south west of Islay, which offers the Kildaton coast (where Ardbeg distillery is situated) some protection from the worst the Atlantic has to offer! A smoky, sweet, and singularly rounded whisky. Hallmark Ardbeg peat, dark chocolate and aniseed are wrapped in smooth, silky butterscotch, black pepper and clove. Ardbeg An Oa. An Oa is named after the Mull of Oa in the south-west of Islay. The first addition to Ardbeg's ongoing range for a decade when introduced in 2017, An Oa is a combination of spirit aged in Pedro-Ximenez sherry casks and bourbon barrels. Ardbeg An Oa tasting notes: Nose: Plenty of vanilla, and that Ardbeg peat smoke coming through. Enter Ardbeg An Oa. On the nose: there is an inviting waft of butterscotch, vanilla, golden syrup and smoky peat. On the nose: very pleasant. O Çok İsli Islay Malt Viskisi Ardbeg'in Hikayesi Ardbeg An Oa. The Ardbeg An Oa is a permanent addition to the Ardbeg core range and can be found on shelves now for a recommended retail price of around $120. 2017 yılında defa piyasaya sürülen bu Ardbeg, sürekli üretim Ardbeg ekspresyonları arasında kendine yer … The Islay distilled has paired a bottle of its marvellous An Oa single malt with a BBQ smoker! Housed in the Gathering Room, a former grain store at Ardbeg There’s a slightly aggressive, woody heft that overrides the peat in places. https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/99885/ardbeg-an-oa Diese Video … Married in a French-oak marrying vat, this is rounded and smoky with notes of toffee, aniseed, date and banana. It’s quite cute. Ardbeg An Oa is inspired by its namesake, the Mull of Oa, a headland that shelters Ardbeg 's Distillery from the raging Atlantic storms. Ardbeg An Oa is bottled at 46.6% ABV and will cost you around £50. Ex-Pedro Ximénez sherry casks deliver sweetness, virgin charred oak brings spice, and ex-bourbon imparts Ardbeg’s hallmark intensity. Available now at all good whisky stockists. From what I remember. For An Oa, whiskies matured in three different types of cask are brought together in Ardbeg's new, specially designed gathering vat. These whiskies were then married together in a large French oak vat in Ardbeg's Gathering Room. A gentle waxiness, like fragrant candle wax, and hints of smoked herbs. A lovely balance of lemon juice, sweet peat, and vanilla. Its rounded complexity emerges in the Distillery 's bespoke Gathering Vat. Tasting Notes (2) Photos above by Whisky & Wisdom and The Whisky Ledger . According to the distillery, Ardbeg An Oa is a marriage of several cask types. Which contains whiskies from Pedro Ximenez, virgin charred oak, and ex-bourbon casks, amongst others. The Schtick: This is a new release from Ardbeg, the king of new, strangely named releases. Just watch the video they’ve made about this one. It was released in 2017 for Ardbeg embassies and whisky specialists only, and until now the bottles released are still limited. This is a whisky aged in various casks types including Pedro Ximinez sherry casks, virgin charred oak casks, and ex-bourbon casks, among others.] It is no age statement and comes with no pronunciation guide. An Oa brings together the finest casks in a specially designed marrying vat, the result is a whisky of complex contrasts: all the power and intensity of Ardbeg wrapped in … Hint, it's pronounced "uh no". A very special thanks to the team behind Ardbeg Australia for helping us host our own gatherings to celebrate the arrival of An Oa. Drei Fasstypen und 46,6%. Hey, I’m not the one poking fun at it; Ardbeg are. An Oa is bottled at 46.6% ABV and has an RRP of $119. With water a little cloudiness may occur, which is perfectly natural. The result is a smoky, sweet and singularly rounded Islay single malt scotch whiskey. The Ardbeg An Oa is the newest addition to Ardbeg distillery’s Ultimate range. Obviously, Kelpie was a test ballot on how a caucasian virgin oak Ardbeg is received by the Ardbeg community. Ardbeg An Oa (93.2 Proof) (NAS) (Non-Chill Filtered) [This is Ardbeg’s most recent addition to the continuous release “Ultimate Range” with the 10 Year, Uigeadail and Correyvreken. The Ardbeg An Oa was the first addition to the core range since 2009. Merhaba, sizlere biraz An Oa ( an-o okunuyor) hakkında bilgiler vermeden önce Ardbeg Damıtımevi'nin tarihini bu sayfadan okumanızı rica ederim. Neuerscheinung zum 1.10.17. Ardbeg An Oa is named after the Mull of Oa on the Kildalton coast in the south west of Islay. Where Dark Cove was a mixture of ex-Pedro Ximenez sherry casks and ex-Bourbon casks, An Oa differs in fewer sherry casks were used and they were married in ex-French oak vatting casks. The recipe is based on a combination of seven different types of casks: Pedro Ximénez casks, heavily charred virgin oak and first-fill bourbon casks are the most important. Bottled at the decent strength of 46.6% ABV. The whisky is named for the Mull of Oa located on the Oa peninsula. So don’t get worried. The whisky comes in some stylish packaging, and is a vatting of several different casks, including new charred oak, … The southern-most point of Islay is the Mull of Oa, the rounded headland that shelters Ardbeg from the wild Atlantic. With a drop of water, reminders of Ardbeg’s classic fragrance – lime, pine resin, fennel, saddle soap and tar. An Oa gives a final subtle reminder of the sea with briny notes and seaweed but always accompanied with creaminess. Cheers, AD. An Oa (cheekily pronounced like a Scotsman might say “I know,” as their commercial illustrates) is the latest core NAS release for Ardbeg, and might do quite a bit to attract a newer crowd to the distillery. ardbeg an oa 750ml Islay, Scotland- Soft, smooth tastes of butterscotch, a devilish and deliciously sweet silkiness born of new charred oak and Pedro Ximenez sherry casks. It is a non-age-statement combination of virgin oak, Pedro Ximinez and bourbon matured Ardbeg, all of which were married in French oak prior to bottling. The Mull offers the Kildaton some protection from the worst the Atlantic storms, and it forms the most southerly point of Islay. Ardbeg An Oa Rounded - Smooth - Creamy Ardbeg An Oa is singularly rounded, resulting from several casks types married together. 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