Nose: sour cherry, tamarind, figs, grape-skin, tobacco, bitter caramel, coffee candy.
Palate: ketch-up, sour cherry, bold smoke and tobacco, plastic, Chinese herbs, cloves and burnt walnut. A chaos of different bitterness.
Body: Light and hot, weird this way. Thank god the alcohol is there, otherwise it'll be a glass of lame light bodied peat water.
Finish: expected long, plastic, melted glass, smoke.
Overall: I'm not going to pretend that Imma hardcore whisky-lover and tell you I love this. It happens that this Ardbeg made me throw up. Thank god it's complex enough that I can bear myself mouth-fxxked by this for 15ml, I did pour the leftover into the toilet after all. Sorry I just cannot go with another 5ml.
What's the meaning of whisky if it loses all creamy/fruity/malty flavors and leaves only peat & herbal sherry? This is just not right, just not right.