|Keith Wood||Glass: Classic Malt
- Colour: Light yellow, 9 carat gold
- Nose: This is not so much 'in yer face' and takes a couple of minutes to work, eventually opening to (Boskop) apple, lightly peated smoke and hints of sweet rubber.
- Palate: Initially a rich creaminess which soon turns to lightly peated apple pie transcending the palate and fading slowly.
- With 3 drops of water: A more penetrative nose and slightly spicier palate where the peat comes first, followed by a fruity and smoky finish.
- Finish: Long, fruity, smoky.
- Overall Impression: A slightly more unusual beast which is gentler, softer and much more reserved, but still an obvious and very enjoyable Ardbeg. |
|Oliver Klimek||Color: Gold -
Nose: Smoked ham, sea shore, mild citrus fruit, a touch of honey. -
Palate: Peat, honey, lime, grapefruit, cinnamon and just a little chili catch. -
Finish: Long, smoky and sweet -
Overall: The nose is terrific, but on the palate the sweetness is a little too much for my taste. But that's just complaining on a very high level. It still is a damn fine malt. |