Ardbeg - UigeadailIslay Whisky
Nose The undiluted nose is deep and rounded - chocolate caramels and barley sugar combine with dates, raisins and smooth sherry notes. Later, you find leather and linseed oil. With water the sweetness gives way to malted honeycomb, with flowering currants emerging through the smoky sweetness of a well-fired fruit pudding.
Taste Sweet, chewy and oily with a silky mouthfeel. The flavour is initially sweet, revealing fruit cake and treacle. This is followed by smoked barbecued or honey-roast food with the slightest hint of olives.
Finish Again long, both sweet and dry with honey, treacle and a trace of lint.