A classic Kildalton malt. A classic Ardbeg with a little plus (the toasty note).
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Nose: Intense with a floral note at start. Peony, freesia. Then comes smoke and light soot. Citrussy. A definite toasted aroma with a creamy twist. Cappuccino. Briny. Opening on sweet notes. Vanilla, frangipane with a touch of Séville orange.
Palate: Sweet at first then drying on smoke and soot. Smokier than on the nose. Still this citrussy character. Toasted coffee beans. \r
Finish: Sweet and fresh with a touch of liquorice and bog myrtle.\r
Comment: A classic Kildalton malt. A classic Ardbeg with a little plus (the toasty note).
Nose: Peat, but that delicate peat which reminds one of a lazy summer day not a windswept boat trip. Apricots and peaches drizzled with vanilla custard. Mocha.\r
Palate: Chopped hazelnuts, peat smoke, Madagascan vanilla, Tonka bean and dark chocolate. This is rich and rounded. \r
Finish: More peat smoke, a hint of juniper and the mocha notes again.
Comment: Some people make peaty whisky, others try to. On this offering, these guys are the former, not the latter.
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