One of La Maison Du Whiskey's 60 Anniversary bottlings, this is part of the Signatory Straight from the Cask range. Only 280 of these were bottled - an 18 year old Ardbeg aged in a first fill bourbon cask. A fine subtle nose of peat and smoke, but still has oodles of fresh fruit character. It slowly becomes more green and herbal with the classic medicinal notes associated with Ardbeg. The palate, huge and rich, as the smoke and salt interplay well. The spice comes after, with a freshness in the back palate that makes this outstanding. The finish is big but refined, never with one note dominating. Vanilla, chocolate, earthy peat and smoke all harmonious. A outstanding dram.