Cadenhead’s Ardbeg 19 Year Old Single Malt Scotch: This Islay Scotch has a lot of character! On the nose you’ll get some strong vanilla notes with coastal grasses, honey and hints of smoke. On the palate that strong vanilla aroma will be confirmed, with a very ashy, flinty but very, very luxurious creamy texture. Yet there are flavours of raspberries too. The finish is quite oily, with a little grassy flavour but it has perfectly balanced smokiness.
The verdict: Cadenhead’s Ardbeg 19 Year Old Single Malt Scotch was a little bit of a shock, I wasn’t expecting so many notes. As with all single malt scotches – this is best enjoyed straight, or with a very small amount of mineral water to allow the flavours to breathe. This Islay Malt Scotch is probably one of my favourites and will be best enjoyed with a good Cigar!
Cadenhead’s Ardbeg 19 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky can only be purchased from the Cadenhead’s whisky shop on Chiltern Street or on their online website for approx £80