n: Burnt toffee and tar. Hint of French Vanilla p: A bit waxy in taste and feel. Grains dipped in iodine and a little bit of butterscotch. Hot and aggressive. The flavors are fleeting on the finish, but the "scotchiness" sticks around for a long time. Not for the meek.
Overall, good, but not up to the Corry and Gator releases.
N: Theres loads of iodine here along with spice and ashy smokiness. But there's something floral here as well with a nice warm butterscotch sweetness holding it all together.
P: Kind of oily with an inital attack of spices followed by a sweet maltiness, cured and charred meats, grass, and some peat. There less peat than I'm used to in Ardbegs.
F: Starts to dry out with salt and some citrus rind bitterness
This is a calmer more relaxed Ardbeg. The peat level is toned down and theres enough here to make this very drinkable. B/B+
Blind retaste: N: BUttery vanilla, rubbery peat notes alond with crisp bacon and loads of spices. P: oily mouthfeel with nice woodiness and carred meat and charred oak. F: Long lingering warm peat finish B/B+