The Fishermans Retreat whisky store has been around for over a quarter of a century. From buying the first few single malt whiskies to stock the bar back in 1992, to purchasing the first cask in 1995, whisky has always been at the heart of the Fishermans Retreat. These days, our on-site whisky shop has over 500 different Scottish single malt whiskies in stock. We are proud to be able to bring you a hand-picked selection of our most exciting and rare bottles to purchase online.
Ardbeg Dark Cove
Harking back to Islay’s dark illicit past, with tales of smugglers plying their trade under the cover of darkness, this Ardbeg claims to be the darkest ever bottled. This release, while bottled at a lower ABV than the Committee Release,
Dark Cove is a limited-edition whisky released on 28 May in honour of Ardbeg Day 2016 ? the distillery’s open day as part of the yearly Islay Festival. Matured in a combination of ex-sherry and ex-bourbon casks, this is smoky and spicy with a hint of sweetness.
Ardbeg Dark Cove is matured in ex-bourbon and “dark Sherry casks” for “The Darkest Ardbeg Ever”. If the Committee Release is anything to go by (which it is), then the hue isn’t actually terribly dark, but those ‘dark’ casks provide plenty of oaky depth. Undoubtedly a terrific single malt, there are interesting comparisons to be made with the partly Oloroso matured?Uigeadail.
Due to the rare nature of many of the bottles listed in the Fishermans Retreat online whisky shop, stock is limited. To complete the purchase your chosen product, simply click the Product Enquiry button, and we will contact you straight back to process your order.
For over 200 years, Ardbeg has been made on the small, remote Scottish Isle of Islay. Some people travel to Ardbeg along the winding road from Port Ellen. Others follow their nose, their destiny or the advice of a good friend.