4/2007 ARDBEG MARITIMO (SINGLE MALT WHISKY SOCIETY CASK #33.53)
Distilled in May 1994, this 10 year old whisky is a hefty 59.2% alcohol (118.4 proof!) Straw colored, it noses nicely, showing sweet and briny notes. In the mouth, it starts sweet and fruity, gets a touch smoky, then offers up iodine. A potent scotch, not for the novice, but a real delight to the lover of big malts. (Rating ****1/2)
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