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on a slightly drunken whim, I bought a bottle of masters of malt cartoon bottling of arbdeg, batch 4. I love ardbeg, but pro rata £90 for a bottle is normally more than I would pay for an untasted independent bottling.
When I first tasted it, I thought it tastes like a cask strength ardbeg, but with a wierd note to it. The strange but familiar taint does not go away, and I just could not put my finger on it. It wasnt until my wife tasted it and said "that tastes of gin!" did I realise it was junipers, and the familiarity was that it tastes a bit like some of the early Mackmyra's, which had strong juniper notes.
So its interesting, and nice enough, but basically flawed and I wouldnt recommend it unless mixing gin and whisky is your thing.