- Color & Consistency: Light hay. Long, thin & inconsistent legs.
- Nose: Smoke, peat & salty sea air. The Black Sea and caviar
- Taste: Oilier than Ardbeg 10, smoked salmon, peat. Old butterscotch candies from last thanksgiving that ended up in grandma Betsy's ashtray instead of the candy bowl.
- Finish: Straight and to the point, doesn't linger long. Smokey bitterness with a hint of roasted seaweed.
- Conclusion: Tastes like a burning fishing vessel. Smooth with a taste of the sea and all of the peatiness we have come to know and love from Ardbeg. Very tasty but save your rupees and by 2 or more bottles of Ardbeg 10. It's just a little too expensive for what you get and one of the reasons we knocked it down a glass on the rating. If you are an Ardbeg fan like we are, then definitely grab a bottle.