Ardbeg 10 Years TEN

Ardbeg TEN stands for a very intense, peated Whisky that you can enjoy regularly. Its taste is full and intense like the Isle of Islay itself. While tasting you always have this smoky note lingering over everything. A very nice non chill filtered whisky indeed.

Ardbeg TEN stands for a very intense, peated Whisky that you can enjoy regularly. Its taste is full and intense like the Isle of Islay itself. While tasting you always have this smoky note lingering over everything. A very nice non chill filtered whisky indeed.

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Ardbeg
Scotland, Islay
Single Malt Whisky
10 Years
46%
0.7 l
Bourbon, Bourbon
Chill filtration - WithoutArtifical colouring - Without
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Nosing
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Maritime Notes:
Fruit:
Seaweed:
Medicinal Smoke:
Bonfire Smoke:
Zitrus:
Spices:
Vanilla:
Alcohol:
Herb:
Salt:
Herbs:
Leather:
Ham:
Lemon:
Pear:
Malt:
Pepper:
Iodine:
Oak:
Apple:
Honey:
Chocolate:
Heather:
Dark Chocolate:
Lime:
Nuts:
Sherry:
Floral:
Grass:
Orange:
Pineapple:
Tropical Fruit:
Berries:
Hay:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Dried Fruit:
Grape:
Green Apple:
Melon:
Mint:
Tobacco:
Anise:
Banana:
Cherry:
Chili:
Coffee:
Ginger:
Grapefruit:
Hazelnut:
Lemon Peel:
Nutmeg:
Oil:
Peach:
Walnut:
Tasting
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Spices:
Maritime Notes:
Fruit:
Seaweed:
Malt:
Oak:
Salt:
Pepper:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Bonfire Smoke:
Nuts:
Vanilla:
Herb:
Medicinal Smoke:
Oil:
Herbs:
Chili:
Lemon:
Chocolate:
Coffee:
Ham:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Sherry:
Banana:
Iodine:
Honey:
Lime:
Heather:
Tobacco:
Date:
Dried Fruit:
Floral:
Ginger:
Grass:
Orange:
Almonds:
Anise:
Apple:
Berries:
Clove:
Dark Chocolate:
Grapefruit:
Leather:
Pineapple:
Plum:
Wheat:
Barley:
Blackberry:
Cake:
Cherry:
Grape:
Hay:
Melon:
Mint:
Pear:
Raisin:
Finish
Peat Smoke:
Sweet:
Malt:
Spices:
Oak:
Herb:
Bonfire Smoke:
Fruit:
Maritime Notes:
Medicinal Smoke:
Herbs:
Nuts:
Coffee:
Salt:
Seaweed:
Zitrus:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Ham:
Pepper:
Leather:
Barley:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Pear:
Tobacco:
Vanilla:
Almonds:
Heather:
Lemon:
Oil:
Floral:
Honey:
Iodine:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Lemon Peel:
Mint:
Sherry:
Banana:
Berries:
Clove:
Dried Fruit:
Hay:
Lime:
Orange:
Pineapple:
Plum:

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21. Dec 2016
Nosing: Peat Smoke, Sweetened Vanilla
Peat SmokeSweetVanilla
Taste: Peat Smoke, Sugar, Spices
Peat SmokeSweetSpices

Finish: Peat Smoke, Sugar, Malts, Bonfire
Peat SmokeSweetMaltBonfire Smoke

Comment: Nosing brings a very vibrant peat smoke and hints of spices to the nose, and it is well balanced when tasting, spreading more on the sweetened parts of the tongue. Finish comes strong with Bonfire intensity and smokey aromas. An absolute for a Holiday season!
21. Dec 2016
Nosing: Peat Smoke, Sweetened Vanilla
Peat SmokeSweetVanilla
Taste: Peat Smoke, Sugar, Spices
Peat SmokeSweetSpices

Finish: Peat Smoke, Sugar, Malts, Bonfire
Peat SmokeSweetMaltBonfire Smoke

Comment: Nosing brings a very vibrant peat smoke and hints of spices to the nose, and it is well balanced when tasting, spreading more on the sweetened parts of the tongue. Finish comes strong with Bonfire intensity and smokey aromas. An absolute for a Holiday season!
10. Feb 2018
Nosing: Peat SmokePeat SmokeSweetMaritime Notes

Taste: SweetSweetPeat SmokeSeaweedSpices

Finish: Peat SmokePeat SmokeSweetSweetSalt

Comment:
Autococker07
14. Jul 2019
Nosing: Smoke, oak, and spices some sweetness buried very deep glazed ham. Hints of citrus, but not distinct enough to be specific. A little salt, but not as much as I would expect from an Islay. Peat SmokeOakSpicesHamZitrusSalt

Taste: Balanced oak, more citrusy sweet than vanilla, but both seem present. Overripe citrus, honey ham later. This dram smells much more aggressive than it tastes to me. Very balanced and while I would not call it smooth, it is refined. Much more going on in here than my favorite Islay, but that is good. This is a serious whisky. OakZitrusVanillaHam

Finish: Long finish, starts with campfire ashes, then sweetness, the citrus actually starts bright and tart, and mellows as if a lemon is over-ripening in your mouth! Amazing. vanilla notes, very slight wood/oak, and smoked meats/ham. Much fuller feeling on the finish then while drinking. Bonfire SmokeZitrusSweetVanillaOakHam Wonderful finish.

Comment: I am a die hard laphroaig fan, with that out of the way, this is a VERY different Islay. Very aggressive on the nose, noticeably lighter on the palate with tons of complexity. The smoke on this one smells overpowering, but is actually quite reserved, I wish I could rate this a 4.5 because I think 4 stars is underrates for this whisky. If you like peat, buy this.
Nosing: Peat SmokePeat SmokePeat SmokePeat SmokeBonfire SmokeMaltMaltMaritime NotesZitrusFruitFruit

Taste: Peat SmokePeat SmokeBonfire SmokeMaltSweetSaltSpicesOak

Finish: Peat SmokeBonfire SmokeSweetSpicesSpicesOak
mwrock
17. Aug 2016
29. Jul 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokeMedicinal SmokeFruit

Taste: Peat SmokeSeaweedSweetFruit

Finish: Peat SmokeMedicinal SmokeOak

Comment: My first taste of a peat forward dram. Not a huge fan at this time. What I did like about it was the long and oily finish, as well as its attempt at a balance between the heavy peat notes and sweetness or fruit. It was also ultra smooth and an easy drinker. For anyone who digs the peat bombs...you'll love this!
Loadmasterdave
25. Dec 2016
23. Nov 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokePeat SmokeFruitFruitSweetSweetSeaweed

Taste: Peat SmokePeat SmokeSpicesSpicesSweet

Finish: FruitFruitPeat SmokePeat SmokeSeaweed

Comment:
27. Nov 2017
Nosing:
Peat SmokePeat SmokePeat SmokePeat Smoke
licorice candy
SweetSweet
Seaweed

Taste:
Peat SmokePeat Smoke
licorice candy
SweetSweet
Salt

Finish: long

Comment: And now for somthing completly different...lets have an Ardbeg 10! :)