The 2016 release of Ardbeg to coincide with the Islay festival is called ‘Dark Cove’ and has been made with whiskies matured in sherry casks and bourbon wood.
“Take this whisky and hide it well. For its heart has been matured in DARK SHERRY CASKS, imparting waves of treacle toffee, coal tar, squid ink, noodles and toasted coffee grounds.
Inspired by our turbulent past, this whisky is a clandestine meeting of Ardbeg matured in ex-bourbon casks and a heart matured in dark sherry casks. The darkest Ardbeg ever.” Ardbeg.com