Ardbeg 10. Non-chill filtered. 46% ABV. This is a wonderful treat of a scotch firmly planted in the Islay tradition. The nose is smoky and medicinal. Begins with toffee, quickly overtaken by peat and smoke on the palate. It has a long warm finish.
If you wish to experience an Islay scotch on a budget, I think that Ardbeg 10 would make a great choice. There are some Ardbeg bottlings that are more complex, and are among my favorites, but come at nearly twice the cost of this very affordable Islay.