This was the Ardbeg Committee release in 2010. It’s made up of Ardbeg distillate from each year between 1997 – 2006. It’s bottled at 57.3% ABV.
Nose: Slightly closed off at first as old peat emerges with lemon juice – musty, damp oak, woody mushrooms, and a slight plastic note.
Palate: Peat much stronger on palate with wood chips, grassy malt, toasted almonds, and still a bit of plastic in background.
Finish: Simple finish with cotton notes, peat, and dry oak.
Rating: 86/100 – Pretty much on par with most of their other committee releases I’ve had.
Value for the money: These are going around €400+ currently, and it’s an easy pass for me at that price. Unless you’re a collector, I don’t think this is worth more than $150-200 tops.