Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Type: Single Malt
Bottler: Distiller
ABV: 57.3%
Score: 92 points

This bottling celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Ardbeg Committee, and there’s plenty to celebrate here. The nose is vibrant and aromatic, reflecting the younger whiskies in the mix, with nice peaty notes and hints of sea spray and smoked salmon. The taste is tingly and peppery with a great mouthfeel, fading to a good balance of brininess and peat. This is one dram that benefits from a splash of water…it lengthens out the taste and adds to the finish. Without water, the finish is short and peaty, but with water, it lingers with a muted smokiness.