[46.3%・23 Years Old・Bottled in 2017・Official Bottling・Limited Release]
The peat is mild and melted into a pool of oil diesel, fumes and smoke. Faintly Sherried and slightly milky, there’s some iodine in there but perhaps it’s a tad metallic as well.
Palate & Finish:
Vanilla, chocolate and Sherried fruits, the delivery is not too dramatic, antiseptic and raspberry coulis layering on in a follow through that’s perhaps less refined and more rustically textured.
There is this seaweed-y note in the finish that’s a tad rough around the edges.
A twenty something Ardbeg generally has this certain appeal..
This is more in line with contemporary releases but perhaps just not as delicate as what people expect from a more matured Ardbeg expression, it is unfortunate that this is a follow up to the Twenty One..
✓ [Recommended if you like the style/ distillery]