Tuesday, 1 November 2005

(Ardbeg) Serendipity 12 year old 40% Scotch Malt Whisky

The unforeseen but fortuitous union of two great single malts.
(You’d be forgiven in thinking it was deliberate)

Note the lack of single in the title.

Supreme Blended Malt Scotch Whisky.

As we all know, mixing Ardbeg with anything other than water could be considered a mortal sin but the men who make it are – belive it or not – are mere mortals, mistakes can happen.

A recent such mix-up resulted in the creation of a supreme blended malt whisky made up of two parts of 1992 Glen Moray to eight parts of a very much older Ardbeg. At 40%, chill filtered and peaty but with a refreshing lightness, it was a happy accident. So they named it Serendipity (for surely it’s a pity to waste it).

Tasting Note
The predominant and robust peaty flavour of Ardbeg, the ultimate Islay Malt, is subtly softened by the lighter tones of the Glen Moray. At the lighter strength of 40% and chill-filtered it is a rare opportunity for Ardbeg lovers and the uninitiated to experience a lighter taste of Islay.

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