Dave Broom from scotchwhisky.com says:NOSE
Classic old Ardbeg, with that mix of real honeyed sweetness and a peaty aspect, which seems to be sealed in halibut oil capsules alongside moss, kelp, engine oil and eucalypt. In other words itâ€™s phenolic, rather than smoky, and all of this is fully assimilated into an elegant, oily mass. In time, a note that brings to mind smoked mozzarella. After it has breathed for an hour, you get the blast of wide, airy spaces next to the strand â€“ and lanolin.
The sooty element is now more apparent, alongside Bay Rum and bog myrtle, but it fluxes around the sweet core. Slightly fragile, as you might expect. With a drop of water thereâ€™s some peppermint, angelica, almond oil and pineapple.
A superlative bottling.
RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME
Listening to Martyn Bennett.
Scores a 9.2/10