This goes into the “Can’t really say if I like it or not” category. A really shy Ardbeg I must say and that’s rather irritating.
Nose: Greeted by a grassy, vegetative smell. Followed by signature peaty note, charcoal smoke, seaside briny breeze and fishy smell. Medical note like gauze and disinfectant. Accompany by roasted nut, custard, cocoa.
Palate: Salty, bittersweet, rather oily. Peaty, charcoal smoke, sesame, cherry syrup and green plum.
Aftertaste: Long finish, almond, charcoal burning, cigarettes like fume, peaty, bitter.