This is the Ardbeg Committee Release from 2015. It is a NAS blend of whiskies aged in both ex-bourbon and sherry casks bottled at 47.4% ABV.
Nose: Strong peat with lemon juice, cumin, sawdust, and tangerine. Lighter and more citrusy than other Ardbeg releases.
Palate: Peat with rich chocolate and burnt marshmallows
Finish: Bitter oak and burnt marshmallows
Rating: 84/100 – A simple/stripped down Ardbeg compared to some of their core releases. Enjoyable but nothing too special.
Value for the money: These retail for around $90 and I passed at that price. I may have picked up one around $65-$75.