Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland
Reviewed August 21, 2020 (edited August 26, 2020)
Tasted from one-of-two 50ml samples that came with my 10Yr old Ardbeg purchase. The other sample was the Uggy. So naturally, I had to do a side-by-side. These were initial sample tasting notes. More like taste “observations”. I’ll add more detailed tasting notes after cracking main bottle. This one was a brute across the board - nose, palate and finish - all heightened experience. I kept going back and picking up more flavors - campfire smoke, cooked fruits and roasted vanilla. Drinking side-by-side with the Uggy, I enjoyed both immensely. If I had to choose [this go round], I gave a slight edge to the Corry. Realistically, it’s more like a 1A & 1B, where the ranking is pretty much an interchangeable coin toss, with not much fuss from me on either side. Cheers friends!