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Ardbeg
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt
10 Years
46%
0.7 l
Original bottling
Bourbon
Chill filtration - Without Artifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Seaweed:
Fruit:
Medicinal Smoke:
Vanilla:
Salt:
Alcohol:
Leather:
Iodine:
Bonfire Smoke:
Pear:
Apple:
Lemon:
Oak:
Spices:
Honey:
Grass:
Orange:
Ham:
Berries:
Chocolate:
Hay:
Pepper:
Melon:
Tropical Fruit:
Sherry:
Pineapple:
Nuts:
Malt:
Heather:
Dark Chocolate:
Lime:
Floral:
Caramel:
Oil:
Ginger:
Peach:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Spices:
Seaweed:
Salt:
Alcohol:
Malt:
Fruit:
Oak:
Pepper:
Vanilla:
Chocolate:
Chili:
Iodine:
Bonfire Smoke:
Oil:
Lemon:
Medicinal Smoke:
Cinnamon:
Grass:
Coffee:
Heather:
Caramel:
Orange:
Dark Chocolate:
Leather:
Tobacco:
Herbs:
Berries:
Pineapple:
Dried Fruit:
Nuts:
Apple:
Plum:
Banana:
Raisin:
Lime:
Date:
Ham:
Honey:
Almonds:
Clove:
Anise:
Mint:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Malt:
Spices:
Oak:
Bonfire Smoke:
Pepper:
Medicinal Smoke:
Fruit:
Salt:
Chili:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Alcohol:
Heather:
Barley:
Tobacco:
Iodine:
Oil:
Ham:
Pear:
Dried Fruit:
Vanilla:
Dark Chocolate:
Leather:
Caramel:
Honey:
Almonds:
Clove:
Cinnamon:
Mint:

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28. Jul 2015
Nose:
Strong peat smoke, dried fruits, alcohol
Taste:
Light sweet, spicy, maltiness
Finish:
Medium, sweet
Nosing:
A burst of intense smoky fruit escapes into the atmosphere – peat infused with zesty lemon and lime, wrapped in waxy dark chocolate.
Bold menthol and black pepper slice through the sweet smoke followed by tarry ropes and graphite. As you dip your nose in further, savour the aroma of smoked fish and crispy bacon alongside green bell peppers, baked pineapple and pear juice
Taste:
An explosion of crackling peat sets off millions of flavour explosions on the tongue: peat effervesces with tangy lemon and lime juice, black pepper pops with sizzling cinnamon-spiced toffee. This is followed by a wave of brine infused with smooth buttermilk, ripe bananas and currants. Smoke gradually wells up on the palate bringing a mouthful of warm creamy cappuccino and toasted marshmallows.
Finish:
The finish goes on and on – long and smoky with tarry espresso, aniseed, toasted almonds and traces of soft barley and fresh pear.
Comment:
10. Mar 2016
Nosing: Salt Iodine

Taste: Bonfire Smoke Tobacco Medicinal Smoke

Finish: Tobacco

Comment:
should be outlawed
15. May 2016
Nosing: Peat Smoke Sweet Seaweed Melon

Taste: Peat Smoke Spices Sweet Salt

Finish: Peat Smoke Malt Sweet Spices

Comment:
Peat Smoke WOW!!! Smokiness but not overpowering, complex, enthralling, warming, bubbly gum notes of fruit, honey sweetness on the finish.
29. Jun 2016
Nosing: smoke, fruit, sweetness, salt, melon, green apples, hint of smoked ham

Taste: smoke, sweetness, dark chocolate, vanilla, hint of warming spices, coffee, salt

Finish: smoke, sweetness, spices, barley, pear

Comment: Wow!!
10. Oct 2016
Ardbeg seems to be 'the new Macallan' - being highly collectible, heavily marketed and increasingly expensive due to its popularity. Nevertheless, it's a cracking good peat smoke bomb from Islay with consistently high quality. On the nose, Ardbeg 10 is uniquely intense with phenolic peat smoke, salty seaweed and an underlying sweetness. The arrival is big, bolt and in your face! Intense peatiness hides sweet and spicy notes in the background, leading to a long, substantial and slightly dry finish. A stand-out malt, with a little bit too much fancy marketing.
RATING: 4.0/5.0 ≙ 88 pts
25. Apr 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke Ginger Orange wax, slightly plastic smell

Taste: peat Cinnamon Berries Lemon Iodine

Finish: Peat Smoke

Comment:
02. May 2016
Nosing: Peat Smoke Chocolate

Taste: Peat Smoke Spices Malt Sweet Alcohol

Finish: Peat Smoke Bonfire Smoke

Comment:
26. Jan 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke Honey Vanilla Fruit
Lots of smoke, Sweet vanilla honey, some light citrus fruit

Taste: Peat Smoke Fruit Sweet
Sweet, smoky arrival. Has a light mouthfeel but with an intense flavour. Develops into a citrus sourness and a slight bitterness

Finish: Peat Smoke Sweet Oak
Medium length with lingering smokiness. Returns to sweetness after the hit of sourness. A bit of oakiness in there too, seems to diminish a bit after the bottle is open a while.

Comment:
I think I'd definitely say that I like this malt, but not love it. The nose is a bit subdued and not particularly interesting. In the mouth it is well rounded but I prefer the oily character of a lot of the other Islay malts. The finish is fine, but again, I don't really love it. I would definitely say that its well put together though, It just doesn't push my buttons.
vazquez
21. Jul 2015
Nosing: Peat Smoke Ham Salt Seaweed

Taste: Peat Smoke Malt

Finish:

Comment: Excelent. Rounded taste.