First contact. The drops on the hand that got onto them when the sample was opened.
There was a great deal of smoke rubbed in the hands. A lot of smoke.
The smoke in the glass was more reserved.
Which doesn't mean he's weak. For 19 years he's very much there.
Ok ... 10 minutes have passed since the last sentence ... and I am not able to write a normal note ... so from here on different.
If you don't like smoky whisky, stay away.
Can you taste this typical Ardbeg fresh sweetness?
No! So not me. So not directly ... with a lot of imagination and the knowledge to have an Ardbeg in the glass ... maybe ...
It's so complex that I can't take it apart.
Sherry barrel? I don't know ... yes ...
It's so incredibly dense and, above all, nice to drink.
I have come to the conclusion that I am a) too stupid to even begin to call a reliable grade and b) it doesn't really matter.
The mouthfeel is really nice ... just the right mix of liquid and creamy ... very gentle ...
The taste is unique in its complexity.
It's fun and I want to drink more than the 2 to 3 cl that I just had in the glass ...
The TB Batch 2 is very tasty ...
After I had a lot of fun with him, let's move on to the tiresome subject of money.
It's a house number and way too much money for a bottle of alcohol! This is how the real world thinks.
In the whisky world this is the price that had to be paid at the time of dispensing to experience this taste, which I haven't had before.
Alright for me.