Added on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 05:52 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: N/A Subtype: Vatted Malt
  ABV: 40.00 % Region: N/A
  Price: $82 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Member Ratings and Notes
N:  Briny and peaty, the familiar Ardbeg nose, but with a layer of white wine and marshmallows.
P:  A bit watery feeling when first hits the tongue, but then gains some grip.   Peat and lemon.
F:  Long and dry.
I had high hopes for this, but nothing real special here.   I'll take an Ardbeg 10 please!  The watery mouth feel brings this one down to a B-.

Lemony sweet tarts dropped into seawater. �Peat, lemon, seawater in that order with a little overlap. �The briney finish lingers ridiculously long. �Almost too long.

There are two aspects here: One is mildly sweet and pleasing, medium-light-bodied, with smokey hints.  The second is drying, bitter, and kind of stale.  That quickly becomes the predominant aspect, resulting in a whisky that's somewhat like bitter, very dark, unsweetened chocolate with traces of saltwater.  Drinkable but not much to love.
I enjoyed this quite a bit. It doesn't completely work. But you get both sweet and smokey characteristics here, not as sweet as the dark color would indicate, and a lot of fun to drink. I'm a fan.
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