An independent bottling of Ardbeg single malt from Darkness that oversees the delicious marriage between smoke and sherry. This 14-year-old Islay expression has been finished in a Pedro Ximénez sherry octave cask, allowing for huge sherry-bomb notes, before being bottled at a strong 52.2% abv.
The nose is autumnal with notes of a vanilla latte, toffee apples and rich earthiness. The palate is nutty and sweet, with a rich burst of blackberry marmalade alongside whiffs of bonfire smoke. After the smoke begins to disappear in the finish, the fruits carry on far longer.