Ardbeg Kelpie

Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland

4.75 out of 5 stars
Smokey barbecue sauce on the nose. Vegetal, earthy peat flavor typical of Ardbeg. Strong salt/brine. Decent smoke, but lighter than I was expecting. Quite sweet, also characteristic of Ardbeg. Strong, lingering treacle flavor emerges rather late. More smoke emerges in the finish, but still not as smokey as I was expecting. Strong black pepper in the finish that gives way to barbecue sauce. Hints of horseradish late. I think that I like it comparably to the cheaper Uigeadail.