Ardbeg Ardbog. The 2013 Ardbog is matured in bourbon casks and manzanailla casks to give it a balanced flavour.
Sea salt and brine with some dark fruit and hints of barbecue. Maple syrup, plum, orange, mint and more herbal notes with a touch of tomato vine. White coffee develops.
Big – it feels like all the moisture is being sucked out of your mouth at first but in a good way(!). Salt crusted raisins, rich nuttiness, pickled onions. Sounds odd but it’s honestly superb!.
There’s red chilli heat on the finish as well as paprika.