Herbal peat, strong iodine and campfires.
Slight sweetness with heaps more peat and iodine with oil and brine.
A long rounded finish with gentle warmth and the peat vapours carrying on forever.
A lively but slightly unrefined peat monster – but then who wants delicate when it comes to peat?
Baby Ardbeg in a bottle and an absolute steal at the price (RRP £38.99 but can readily be found for just North of £30.00).
I’ve also heard rumours, several times in fact, that this is actually a 7 year old Ardbeg, but they’d never admit it. If that was the case then the value for money just gets even better.
TOTAL SCORE: 72