Paid: $100 for 750ml
Distilled/Owned by: Ardbeg / LVHM
Aged For: NAS
Mashbill: 100% malted barley
Cask Type: Ex-bourbon, finished in ex-rum casks from the Americas
Chill Filtered: No
Color Added: No
Color: White wine
Drank: Neat, in a glencairn
Nose: Bright and fresh, white wine, pear, pine, gentle smoke, citrus, pineapple, honey, malt, and vanilla
Feel: Medium body and slightly supple
Taste: Smoked pepper, vanilla, honey, rum creaminess, sweet peat, lime, banana, smoked & cured meats, pineapple
Finish: Medium-long length and a medium to warm finish. Bits of oak, peat, pepper, and chocolate.
Thoughts: The rum finish adds a few light fruit notes to the Ardbeg profile. An above average dram.
Score: 81 out of 100