As the stream flows down from Loch Uigeadail to the Ardbeg
distillery by the sea, runoff from peat-filled fields often gives the
water a chocolaty sheen. Ten, or 17, or 27 years later, it emerges from
oak casks quite transformed: Scotch whisky of the palest gold, clear and
shimmering, with aromas and flavors that send aficionados from Germany,...
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