Authentic Collection – Bourbon hogshead – 55.7%
My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Pale straw
Nose: Smoked ham, iodine bandages, liquorice, vanilla, lemon zest, candied ginger, nutmeg and pepper.
Palate: Strong peat, liquorice, grapefruit, hints of honey, vanilla, nutmeg and pepper.
Finish: Very long, dry and smoky.
Overall: The peat is unusually strong and medicinal in this older Ardbeg. Everything is very clean and very dry, not overly complex but truly delightful.
Rating: 90/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$