This is the 2013 Ardbeg Day release. It is matured in a mix of Bourbon and Manzanilla Sherry casks. Some peat, a little rubber and marzipan in the smell. Some dried fruits and dry oak is present as well.
Sweet dried fruits and alcohol in the taste. Sweet raisins and prunes. Some saltiness and vanilla mixes as well, and carries on to the finish where some oak and oak spices comes forward. Again, alongside the dried fruits.
A steady Ardbeg that, once again, shows that Ardbeg and Sherry casks goes great hand in hand. The high ABV gives it a notch up the latter, and puts the flavours in full focus. Will I come back? Oh yes! I will give this 88/100 (22/22/22/22).