A short review from a tasting at the Ardbeg distillery, September 2014.
Nose: notes of seaweed, grapefruit, peat smoke, a touch of roasted nuts' aroma, and the smell of bread, fresh out of the oven.
Mouth: rich and oily body, hints of aniseed combined with notes of salt, lemons, peat, coal smoke, maple syrup with a more spicy addition of black pepper and savory elements.
Finish: long and full with salty tones , black pepper and coffee.
|| < 75: undrinkable, avoid at all costs
75-79: acceptable, give it a try but don't spend to much money on it
80-84: average, enjoyable whiskies mostly easy sippable entry-level single malt
85-89: above average drams, often well aged expressions, open your wallet
90-94: excellence, sorry kids no x-mas presents this year, daddy needs this bottle
95-99: divinity, call your bank manager for another mortgage on your house