91 points/'Best Buy' Wine Enthusiast: "A distinct mesquite smoke note leads the nose of this Islay single malt. The ferocious palate opens with almond, spicy honey and peat smoke, plus a hint of barbecue suace twang. Each savory sip finishes warming and intense, laced with eucalypus, sea salt and cayenne. Released in 2020, this is a permanent addition to the Ardbeg core range. (2021)"
Apart from the name, nothing is small about Ardbeg's newest addition to their permanent lineup. It's a 5-year-old peat monster and an incredible entry point into the world of Islay Malts. The nose is bright with herbal, vanilla, pear, black pepper, and honeyed ham notes. There's some coffee and pine resin in there as well. The palate brings chocolate, smoked bacon, eucalyptus, and aniseed to the table. Finishes long and briny with lingering cocoa and cured meat notes.