Interesting fact… Ardbeg Lord Of The Isles 25 Year Old whisky spells its name whisky as it originates in Scotland. Had it been produced in America its name would be Ardbeg Lord Of The Isles 25 Year Old whiskey, instead of whisky.
Nose: Rich, deep. Notes of citrus, warm pastries, coastal. Big puffs of smoke, leather, fruity.
Palate: Sublime. Notes of leather, tobacco, smoke, limes, nutty. Black pepper and peat.
Finish: Long, sticking plasters, smoky.
A great Ardbeg but not as weighty as you'd expect. This is a very refined dram, perhaps too refined for a 25 yo Ardbeg. I have to say I was a little disappointed. The Rollercoaster offers more punch and some of the private bottelings around this age offer more smooth-old-age-Ardbeg that you would expect. I would say, in short, a great dram but at a quarter the price.