Lemon and orange barley sweets on the nose, which opens up to give cereal notes with the addition of water. Lemon barley again, on the palate, with pleasant honeysuckle and sweetness in the finish.


Puffs of peat smoke and pools of honey, sharpened by lemon zest.


Honey, sweet apple jelly, toffee and honeycomb crisp on the nose. Creamy vanilla on the palate with pepper and spice. Velvety dark chocolate and charred oak. An initial burst of sweetness on the finish fades into the dying embers of burnt oak and intense spice.


Sublime, in a word! It is no wonder so many people rave about this whisky. Tarry, briny, woodsmoke, citrus fruit, pepper..legendary!


A sweet blast of vanilla, honey and figs up front gives way to a dollop of strawberry jam, with just enough citrus peel to keep it fresh. Dangerously drinkable with a splash of water.


Wood shavings, fresh honeysuckle, leather and salty smoke on the nose. Sweet peat smoke on the palate, with vanilla pods and chocolate digestive biscuits. The finish is long with warming peat smoke.


Green apple and honey on the nose. Plenty of vanilla on the palate, with intense heather honey on the finish and a little gentle spice.


A proper trip to the sweet shop - mixed bon-bons (apple, strawberry and lemon) with a barley sugar stick threatening to rip a hole in the paper bag.


A fresh island character. Beautifully balanced citrus fruit and light vanilla sweetness with bursts of apple and delicate marine notes.


Smoked ham, preserved lemons, lapsang souchong and salted caramel tones. The palate starts of with a hit of smoke, before dipping into sweet fruit, a rubbery note and then back to smoke with a cooling, Fox's Glacier Mint finish.


Toasted hot cross bun with butter, with orange notes and hints of toffee.


Granola and crisp, red apple on the nose with hints of toffee. Palate is creamy porridge with light fruit and a note of marzipan. An uncomplicated, honest whisky, but with a impressively lengthy finish of barley and fruit.


Like relaxing on a Mediterranean terrace, surrounded by kumquat plants and with honeysuckle on the breeze. With time buttery Digestive biscuits and toffee with a light custard finish.


Barley sweets, creamy vanilla and malted biscuits.


Oak plays a good part in the initial nose, with sweetness of vanilla and citrus notes in the background. Orange, apple, spice and a little honey.


Sweet red apple, hints of honey, some notes of dried fruit, gentle nutmeg and cinnamon spice. On the palate there is citrus fruit, a little drying oak and warming spices. Good length.


Smoky bacon, grandfather's old pipe tobacco, rain-wet concrete, soapy lemon. A lovely rounded mouthfeel and silky balance, peat as only Ardbeg can do peat!


Kippers and brown butter followed by freshly toasted hot cross bun. A breakfast for a cold Scottish morning! The palate is sweet, followed by spicy heat before falling away to peatsmoke and an aniseed, cola finish.


Fruity on the nose with candied peel and apple mingling with sweet honey. Rhubarb and toffee on the palate balanced by malty, nutty and oaky notes.


Dense and sweet like booze-soaked sponge. Nutty with blackcurrant jam and orange oil, with great length.


Complex and luxurious. Notes of dark chocolate and ginger. Hints of spice, ripe figs and sweet cherries.


Tart green pear, a rain-soaked slate roof, hints of walnut and stem ginger. A sip brings vanilla, honey, orange oil and a white pepper finish. A very good dram.


Plenty of ripe pears, nectarines and peaches alongside a fair whack of cinnamon and nutmeg. The palate is all crystalised fruits - ginger, orange peel and cherry, with the odd one perhaps dipped in chocolate.


Everyone's a Fruit & Nut case! Raisins, nuts, milk chocolate joined by warm orange notes and nutmeg. A satin mouthfeel with tonnes of zesty orange and shavings of dark chocolate. It's just delicious!