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I'd had this bottle for a few months before opening it up but it was well worth the wait. A delicate nose (for an Ardbeg) with an initial influence of raisins, peat smoke and honey. Much more subtle than the Oogie or esp. Corryveckan. Smokey raisin and Toffee, a hint of leather and Maple syrup coupled with a salty sea spray tang and a wee bit of coconut as well. Deliciously smooth, subtle and sweeter than the Oogie yet lacking the Oogie's overall depth. A long honeyed finish with the peat in the near background. A lovely after dinner malt. Slainte!