Master of Malt Darkness! Ardbeg 21 year old PX Cask Finish, 40.1%

Price: $202 Issue: Fall 2014 Reviewer: Dave Broom

Finishing in octave-sized PX casks has resulted in the creation of an oddity: the world's first Ardbeg cordial. There's smoke, pigskin leather, and a sudden rootiness, mixed with damp woodland, stewing Victoria plums, and a weirdly lactic note. This continues on the tongue, giving an effect like smoked cream cheese dotted with raisins. Hmm…£120/500 ml