molecacao says on June 27, 2020
Good, great, decent, Ardbeg. While not as good as the Committee Release, still a fantastic dram to enjoy all night long. Getting a strong warming sensation. Closely resembles the Ardbeg 10 IMO, even more so than the Uigeadail.
Peat smoke and sweet. A little salt, some darker fruits, a pinch of citrus with must. Vanilla toffee, butterscotch if you really look for it.
Flavors of rolling smoke, peat that's muddy, soot, earthy, classic to Ardbeg and quite delicious. A little salt, and sweet. Some pepper spice, some vanilla. Might be my current palate but I can't seem to detect the Pinot Noir maturation like I could in the Committee Release. I am getting some fruit but it's so distant it's hard to identify.
Peat smoke and must linger, some salt remains, a little meaty, even mossy. Reminds me of anchovies but without the oil.