Of the four Kildalton malts ( Port Ellen, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, & Ardbeg ), I think you will find that ARDBEG and PORT ELLEN do not have the medicinal nose and palate like the LAPHROAIG and LAGAVULIN. Editorial note: I LOVE them all; medicinal and all.
Aside from the being the heaviest peated malt on a continual basis ( not taking into consideration ARDBEG Supernova & BRUICHLADDICH Octomore ), ARDBEG weighs in at 55 PPM phenols. ARDBEG has the heavy smoke and burning embers; but instead of medicinal characteristics, ARDBEG has as its "signature" LOTS and LOTS of fruit. Pick up a bottle of 10-Year-Old, 46% ABV.
PORT ELLEN has a "signature" diesel fuel nose. Love it!! Love it!! Love it!!