The Ardbog expression was the committee release in 2013. It’s a 10 year malt from a mix of ex-bourbon and ex-manzanilla sherry casks and bottled at 52.1% ABV.
Nose: Huge peat off the bat quickly followed by iodine, green apple, citrus juice ending with a prominent beef jerky note.
Palate: Pickled vegetables mixed among the peat with an overpowering burnt grass/blackened oak note.
Finish: Carbon notes from palate dominate the finish.
Rating: 78/100 – Palate and finish contained too much of that burnt/carbon note which overpowered the other notes.
Value for the money: These were around $120 retail which I would pass at. Secondary values are probably $250+ which is also an easy pass.