Definitely an Ardbeg, but a bit young. Peat smoke, band-aids, medicinal notes, green apples, black pepper, a bit of lanolin or wet socks, smoked vanilla, sweeter toffee notes. Just a fresh, sweet and smokey nose. Not bad, but also not through the roof.
Alcohol level is fine, almost unnoticeable. First thought is how did they make this so sweet? Almost syrupy, sticky sweet, molasses, brown sugar, but of course also some peat smoke and medicinal notes, and underneath it all those charred wood flavours come out. But really sugar coated. Not bad, not great. Second chew is much better, it's fuller and creamier on the palate, a bit of pepper, a hint of ginger, some chocolate milk, light vanilla and lemon oil. Quite enjoyable. Third chew brings out an even creamier texture, it's rich and full on the palate, still a lot of sweet notes, molasses, smoke is also fuller. Feels like a dessert whisky, and that's a first for me.
Light medicinal smoke, very light ginger, smoked vanilla, lemon oil, chocolate milk, whipped cream, molasses, black pepper. Smooth, but it fades out a bit quickly.