Scientifically distilled at 022 parts peat and 019 parts sweet, then micro matured to a precise balance of oaky sweetness and smoky notes, this award winning new age single malt pushes the boundaries of flavour.
Ailsa Bay is on the site of the old Ladyburn Distillery, which is part of the Girvan Complex, located on the West Coast of the Scottish Lowlands. The sixteen stills at Ailsa Bay are identical to Balvenie's stills and produce unpeated, lightly-peated, and heavily-peated malts. These stills are married to custom-made condensers, which allow the distiller to vary how the spirit cools after distillation. This extra level of control allows for a greater variation in the style of malts Ailsa Bay can produce. The Ailsa Bay Single Malt Whisky is the product of the heavily-peated run, which is aged in ex-first-fill Bourbon American oak casks, and smaller ex-bourbon casks from the Hudson Distillery in New York.