Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Ardbeg Blasda

Ardbeg Blasda, 40% A

129-1Nose - Boiled sweets, some pear drops in there, some blond oak, and some cracked black pepper.  A light, sweet, malty fruit backs the whole thing, with a light toast and a whisper of smoke, and it’s very pleasant indeed.  

Body - Toasty, woody, biscuity, very light.  Lots of clean sweetness with that smoke whisper coming through.

Finish - Light, well balanced, quite short.  Hints of bitterness in there but no problem.
What's not good about it: Relatively uneventful, short finish, lack of complexity.

What’s good about it: Very well judged nose: refreshing, clean, sweet, fruity and light.  The peat provides structure and interest.  Very drinkable indeed.

Thanks to Tom Thomson for the dram!

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