At first peat dominates the scene; in the far background, some sweet "Ardbeg's" smell.
15 minutes on: freshly cut grass makes a shy appearance. The smell is round, has its own shape, you can feel its oiliness.
20+ minutes in the glass and a sip later, the true show starts: caramel takes the peat by the arm, sometimes it even conquers the scene. Red wine. Rosemary?
Towards the end the sweetness takes the shape of forest honey. Gets better at every sip...
Damn. Mou, coffee, dark pepper in a damn good unison. Feels like chewing a damn sweet coffee mou. Some fresh spiciness. I know this feels short but believe me, this is damn tasty.
Middle and quite light: some oak, a bunch of peat, some hints of tobacco... Mostly a shadow of the sweet feeling that this whisky leaves in your mouth; a smooth tail that reminds you of the beast's heavy paws, and the marks that it left on your tasting buds...
Overall: good, complex enough, balanced, strong and most importantly: tasty. My small sample bottle is now empty: I'm gonna miss it.