Smoked bacon, Tarry ropes on a not-long-dry seashore. Loads of Vanilla. Pomegranates, Fizzy-sweets (refreshers, Sherbet Lemons) and Lemon-zest. Not convinced Id have got Mocha, if not for the autosuggestion, but its definitely there now I think about it
Initially sweet, restrained, more of that bacon, but this time its been cured with Muscovado sugar and maybe a touch of Juniper? Progresses through the inevitable onslaught of peat, but its there in a slightly different way more high, medicinal phenols than we’ve come to expect with Ardbeg. From the palate alone, Im not even sure Id peg this as Ardbeg I might be tempted to go two distilleries further down the coast .
Long. Cocoa, Charred corners of a pulled pork butt, becomes more ashy as it fades, but clearly from good honest casks albeit with charred heads.