My Tasting Notes:
Colour: Dark amber
Nose: Peat smoke, vanilla, cherries, hints of chewing gum, cloves and black pepper.
Palate: Strong peat, liquorice, vanilla, lemon zest, hints of dried fruit, cloves, cardamom, nutmeg and pepper.
Finish: Long, spicy and smoky.
Overall: This has been dubbed “darkest Ardbeg ever”, but it’s not even as dark as my Uigeadail. Wood spices dominate, and there is a mild fruitiness. A solid release, but it can not beat good batches of Uigeadail.
Rating: 85/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$
Review sample provided by Moet Hennesy