An alleged accidental vatting of 1992 Glen Moray and a “much older” Ardbeg.
Chill Filtered (sacrilege, very unArdbegian!) and bottled at 40% ABV this is an unusual beastie.
Nice long legs on the inside of my big tumbler – this is quite a heavy spirit. Pale pinkish gold.
Nose: light peat, light honey, vanilla and oak.
Palate: some smoke, peaches and cream, vanilla, freshly turned earth.
Finish: very dry, malty, a little smoke and a slight vegetative note.
Balance: a very delicate dram that quite successfully captures some of the Ardbeg character and tames it with light sweet Glen Moray. Certainly one of the better Islay/Speyside marriages.
This was £30 when new, it’s now very hard to find and getting freakin expensive. Well, expensive for me… (£200-ish).