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:
Zitrus:
Pepper:
Alcohol:
Herb:
Bonfire Smoke:
Nuts:
Vanilla:
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:
Alcohol:
Chili:
Ham:
Pepper:
Zitrus:
Leather:
Barley:
Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Pear:
Almonds:
Heather:
Lemon:
Oil:
Tobacco:
Vanilla:
Floral:
Honey:
Iodine:
Caramel:
Cinnamon:
Lemon Peel:
Mint:
Sherry:
Banana:
Berries:
Clove:
Dried Fruit:
Hay:
Lime:
Orange:
Pineapple:
Plum:

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20. Nov 2017
Nosing:
Peat SmokeBonfire SmokeMedicinal SmokeSeaweedTropical FruitFruitApple
Taste:
SweetPeat SmokeMedicinal SmokeChocolateVanillaHoney
Finish:
medium,SweetHerbs
Comment:
30. Nov 2017
Nosing:
Medicinal SmokeTropical FruitFruitMint
Taste:
Peat SmokeMedicinal SmokeSpicesCakeCloveChocolateAlmonds
Finish:
medium-long HerbsSpicesSweet
Comment:
daily drinks
Tomasz
18. Dec 2018
Nosing: strong smoke

Taste: vegetables like burned beetroot, sour from chicken soup, smoke only on the beggining.

Finish: quite long and very smoky

Comment: This position is for those who like intense smokiness, vegetables and kind of "lunch - dinner" taste in whisky, who are looking for very complex whisky with no sweetness in.
It is not for those who don't prefer to much smoke, who prefer sweetness, who are looking for long nice finish. Not for me definitely. I can find the smokiness of Ardbeg in flue gas when I'm in the car with air con on - not the pleasant one.
Alcohol hidden perfectly.
Prices going up so it is good to buy on sales in supermarkets.
02. May 2016
Nosing: Peat SmokeChocolate

Taste: Peat SmokeSpicesMaltSweetAlcohol

Finish: Peat SmokeBonfire Smoke

Comment:
23. Feb 2018
Nosing: Bonfire SmokeMedicinal SmokeMaritime Notes pine tree needles OakSpicesCinnamonPepperWalnutHerbsGrassSweetLemon PeelLeatherDried Fruit toffee liquorice

Taste: smooth and mouth watering Peat SmokeSweetSpicesMaltOakZitrus

Finish: short to medium, gentle oiliness OakMaltDark Chocolate

Comment: Wonderful islay malt. Worth trying. Ardbeg 10 is a good entry point to smoky whiskies
25. Jun 2018
Nosing: Peat, Smoke, Malt, Iodine

Taste:
Medicinal, peaty and smoky. light oak and vanilla
Finish:
Medium
Comment:
For this kind of scotch I prefer the Laphroaig which seems to have more vanilla and overall smoothness.
19. Jun 2018
Nosing: Peat SmokeMedicinal SmokeFruitLeather

Taste: Peat SmokeSpicesMaltMaritime Notes https://www.whisky.com/whisky-database/details/ardbeg-ten.html?tx_datamintsflaschendb_pi4%5BsammlungReferer%5D=16093#tx-datamintsflaschendb-ratings-form-tasteicons-13

Finish: Long

Comment: Like train brakes and a well polished leather chair near the sea. There are also some spices and malt to be found in this whisky. Extreme flavours yet not too rich. Delightfully balanced.
30. Nov 2017
English:
At last, I'm going to try THE ARDBEG!!! Yesterday I tried the Laphroaig 10yo and I was positive surprised. Tomorrow I will have a dram of Octomore 7.1! Oh! What a happy day!
And now: the Ardbeg:
Color: bright gold
Nose: extraordinary! Flowers, citrus fruits, vanilla, caramel, smoke, backed apples, prunes, oak cask
Palate: strong, intense, sweet, fruity, peaty, vanilla, caramel
Finish: long and pleasant, smokey and intense
Compared with Lapghroaig 10yo, this one is much more complex, but less smokey, less peaty
Definitely one of the best whyskies I've ever tasted. Actually it's going to be my number TWO, after Aberlour A'bunadh
93/100

Deutsch:
Endlich! Ich probiere DEN ARDBEG! Gestern habe ich den Laphroaig 10 Jahre alt gehabt und ich war positiv überrascht. Morgen werde ich den Octomore 7.1 probieren. Oh! Was für eine shöne Zeit! Und jetzt: der Ardbeg
Farbe: hell Gold
Nase: Ausgezeichnet! Blumen, Zitrus, Vanille, Karamell, Rauch, Backapfel, getrocknete Pflaumen, Eichenfass
Körper: stark, intensiv, süß, fruchtig, torfig, Vanille, Karamell
Finish: lang und angenehm, rauchig und intensiv
Im Vergleich zu den Laphroaig 10, der Ardbeg ist viel mehr komplex, aber nicht so rauchig wie Laphroaig. Definitiv einer der besten Whiskys ich überhaupt probiert habe! Eigentlich ist er meine Nummer ZWEI. Gleich hinter den Aberlour A'bunadh
93/100
vazquez
21. Jul 2015
Nosing: Peat SmokeHamSaltSeaweed

Taste: Peat SmokeMalt

Finish:

Comment: Excelent. Rounded taste.
21. Jun 2020