- Distillery: Ardbeg
Aroma: smoked ham orange peel, some vanilla and seaweed. Lots of burnt coal, rubber and pepper. Smoked ham with BBQ sauce. Really robust without water - needs time to open up. Water gives more orange notes, malt becomes more rounded, more sweet. Notes of toast and herbs.
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