"The Ultimate Islay Single Malt Scotch" It says so right on the label :)
Arbeg has quite the cult following, and for good reason. This peat bomb of a whisky is non-chill filtered and bottled at 46% abv. It comes in at 55ppm while Laphroaig is 40ppm (peat parts per million) while also also 3% higher proof over Laphroaig. It comes with a heavier price tag, but I personally feel the flavors are different enough that both bottles belong on everyone's shelves if they like peated whisky.
Color: Very pale and light
Nose: Smoked BBQ meats and medicinal iodine-like tones
Palate: Smoke hits immediately, making way for sweet tones, finishes with more smoke by way of BBQ like burnt meats (I swear I mean this in a good way haha)
Finish: LOOOOONG! You can probably still taste it next week
For me, Arbeg 10, just like Laphroaig 10 is a must own bottle.
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