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Average critic rating : 97.0 points
Nose: gosh! Few whiskies pulse so impressively, or for quite so long, with a slight mocha subplot to the ever-interchanging peat, one moment smoky, then next gritty, then acidic… Not peat on steroids, as someone once described it to me… this is far too natural and beautiful! Taste: a consuming delivery: frisky, smoky, sugary, ashy, playful, stern… and naturally. As Ardbeg will, amid all the enormity, comes the counterpoint of delicate citrus. Finish: long, with the grist still leaving behind its smoky essence, like a comet might leave its lingering tail. Balance: in many ways an essay in balance. This is a huge beast of a malt with seemingly insurmountable peat… until it encourages, then allows you to climb on its back. Magnificent.
FINE+RARE offers UK home delivery through our logistics partner London City Bond, with next day deliveries available for Central London addresses.
We deliver Monday to Friday; charges are £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent) for most UK postcodes.
For delivery charges to Highlands, Islands and outlying areas, please contact our Customer Service Team.
For deliveries into Hong Kong and Singapore, we offer a dedicated air and sea service.
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Spirits cannot travel on our services to Hong Kong, Singapore or Macau and require separate shipments. Please contact our Customer Service Team for further information.
Our storage costs are highly competitive. We will happily accept cases or single bottles, charging pro-rata based on the number of bottles and length of storage period.
Unlike many other wine companies, our service includes storage of duty paid wines as well as in bond from any reputable source, not just those bought through FINE+RARE.
Please visit our F+R Storage information page for more details.
IN BOND AND DUTY PAID DELIVERY TO STORAGE ACCOUNTS:
FINE+RARE can arrange delivery of your wines to your personal fine wine storage account:
Deliveries within London City Bond or to a Vinotheque storage account are charged at £ 8 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Deliveries to all other storage providers are charged at £ 16 + VAT for up to 10 cases (12x75cl or equivalent).
Please contact our Customer Service Team if you have any questions.