MarcHD says on March 29, 2021
Great addition to the Ardbeg range, however it’s price leaves me wondering why one wouldn’t simply opt for the 10yo which is substantially better. A pleasant dram, but not one I would return to when you can get the Laphroiag Select for cheaper and the 10yo for not much more.
Reminds me a lot of Laphroiag Select rather than a young Ardbeg. Of course peaty, but also with a bit or seaweed/brine and wood notes.
With water it is superb, nice and oily, but still just that little too young and I would always opt for the 10yo instead. Meaty and seaweed peat rather than the ultra dry, campfire peat of other Ardbegs
Nice, but not nearly as moreish as the 10yo