This is a Compass Box expression produced for the 10th anniversary of The Nectar (what appears to be a distributor in Belgium). It consists of around 50% ex-bourbon Ardbeg and 50% Highland Malt in French Oak. It’s bottled at 46% ABV.
Nose: Dry smoke, heavy lemon oils, burning tires, bread dough, tangerine, and a healthy dose of minerals.
Palate: Lemon candies, slate, quite oaky all around with some brash peat influence and a bit of rubber.
Finish: Burnt oak and clementines linger awhile.
Rating: 87/100 – The Ardbeg certainly takes over here with the strong smoke/peat/lemon notes.
Value for the money: These could be found for around $150-200 delivered to the US when they were released. I’d be more willing to buy a bottle around $100, but these will be harder to find over time.