Ardbeg 10 year old, 46%

Price: $56 Issue: Fall 2018 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Classic ‘southern shores' Islay from the onset: salty and medicinal on the nose, with smoked haddock, citrus fruits, and milk chocolate. The palate yields full-on hot peat, pipe tobacco, black coffee, licorice, and more chocolate. The finish is long and malty, with sweet smoke. Non-chill filtered.