No doubt about it: an excellent whisky, in every respect. The cask gave a docile but inviting character to the distillate, unfortunately they made friends for a "short" time. If there had been more time in the barrel, I don't dare imagine what it could have become.
Immediately peat iodine and citrus typical of Ardbeg (yum!). Not at all aggressive, citrus persists, then barbecue sauce, chocolate and coffee. Inviting.
Slightly viscous, very young, it reflects the olfactory notes well, well balanced. Pleasant citrus notes, from lemon peel to blood orange; then fresh fruit and honey, in evolution. Very high quality of the distillate. The peat never outclasses the flavors given by the barrel (it is one of the things that made me fall in love with this distillery). Enchanting.
Medium-long. Change of course: here the spicy flavors of chocolate, coffee and licorice remain, intense and harmonious, accompanied by a lateral peat.