Palate: More orange maltiness, doughy, nice oily mouthfeel. Buttery sweetness.
Finish: orange spice, slight smoke, mouthcoating and a nice weight to it.
Summary: Serge says this is ‘very ardbeg 10’ and I respectfully disagree. Drinking it beside ardbeg 10, and it is being smothered by the Craigellachie. Now if you have this on it’s own it’s not bad at all, in fact I have really enjoyed it. But it’s identity is not more than 50% ardbeg and that’s fair. Where as the compass box really showcases ardbeg in no name. This one is a drinker, not a thinker and that’s just fine with me.