Ardbeg Twenty Something 22 year old, 46.4%

Price: $550 Issue: Spring 2019 Reviewer: Gavin Smith

Distilled in the spring of 1996, this was matured in bourbon barrels and yields a nose of exotic spices, heather in bloom, soft aromatic peat, and grapefruit sprinkled with iodine. Well-mannered peat, brine, orange peel, vanilla, and black pepper on the palate. The finish is long, smoky, and peppery.