CATEGORY: Single Malt.
BOTTLER: The Duchess.
BOTTLING SERIE: The Puffin.
AGE: 25 Year Old.
CASK TYPE: Sherry Cask Finish.
NUMBER OF BOTTLES:
ABV: 50.1% Vol.
Now this is a whisky you just need to sit down with to savour every moment. It's got everything that an Ardbeg should have, maybe even a little extra…
NOSE: A beautiful balance between peat and fruit, with lots of tropical fruits, as well as some nice tones of vanilla and even some caramels. It just keeps developing into more peatiness.
TASTE: What an amazingly balanced dram this is. Creamy with — once again — this beautiful peatiness. It needs some time to open up, but when it does, fruits and vanilla break through marvellously.
FINISH: The peatiness keeps lingering, but is extremely well balanced with the hints of fruit. It even develops into a liquorice kind of note.
An absolutely stunning Ardbeg, that is balanced to near-perfection.