A skillful vatting of casks bottled at 46.6% alcohol. Sweet, smokey balance in this new addition to Ardbeg's core whiskies
A man with many scars
Posted by Tomas on 16th Jan 2018
So, you're not dealing here with a young, playful and sweet being. This reminded me of a grown, strong, solid force that has gone trough a journey of its own. You respect this force, and it respects you. The kind of being that doesn't waste its time with banal questions. If you ask the right things, you will get your answer. It's closed at first, but with the proper time, it will open up, let you in and get to know this wonderful aromas. Behind that initial wooden door, there is chocolate, marzipan, dark honey, pepper and some mint. Reminiscence of cookie dough, butter and aromatic oils. Nevertheless, you eventually get to the dark side of things, when you can see its scars. Waxy, salted scars, that where cured with iodine at some point. It was a pleasure to get to know this intriguing force, once a brute... tamed by the sea.