The distillery: Ardbeg has won Whisky of the Year something like 4 of the last 7 years (Uigeadail won World Whisky of the Year in 2009). The distillery is located on Islay, a place that is definitely on my bucket list. So Ardbeg... watch out! I'm coming for you!
I came across this bottle for a steal, and unfortunately, I think it was on sale because it was the last one in stock. So if you see a bottle near you, just buy it. You won't regret it.
The nose: Chocolate, caramels, dates, sherry, leather, linseed oil, honey, anise, tobacco.
The taste: Sweet, fruitcake, smoky barbecue, olives, moist pipe tobacco.