At the Feis Ile – the festival of music and spirit on the Isle of Islay, every distillery has their own event bottling, mostly released during their own day, or spread in smaller batches during the week of festivities. Ardbeg distillery is normally the distillery that ends the sequence of festivities with a large themed party at their distillery terrain, and have a bottling reflecting that very same theme, just as most of their staff. In 2014, this bottling was themed after the World Football Championship, taking part during the same period, “named after its golden whisky (auri), and unmistakable green bottle (verde)” from the colors of the Brazilian flag and of various Brazilian national sports teams.
single malt, non-chill filtered
Nose: sweet, honey, smoke, floral, heather, dried fruit, berries, blackcurrant, fresh fruit, mangos, menthol, eucalyptus, liquorice, citrus, lemon zest