i LOVE the nose of this one. Straight forward salty smoky Ardbeg, but nicely embedded in fine and sweet aromas. Wonderfully balanced. The palate is at first not so powerful as expected, but evolves pretty quick in a very sweet and peaty challenge. Smoke. Loads of smoke, coming thru a salty sweet evolvment. Its getting pretty dry in the finish, but the evolving in the palate is VERY impressive. The Whisky leaves a very dry mouthfeel behind. Adding water calms him down a little bit. Makes him warmer and not so impressive. I think it was bottled at perfect age in perfect strength. Thanks to Thomas Ewers for letting us bottling these for ourselves and please give us more of this kind of wonderful Whiskies!