Ardbeg Blasda, 40% A
Nose - 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!