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

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Tasting Notes 52

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10. Feb 2018
Nosing: Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Sweet Maritime Notes

Taste: Sweet Sweet Peat Smoke Seaweed Spices

Finish: Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Sweet Sweet Salt

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 Smoke Oak Spices Ham Zitrus Salt

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. Oak Zitrus Vanilla Ham

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 Smoke Zitrus Sweet Vanilla Oak Ham 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.
mwrock
17. Aug 2016
29. Jul 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke Medicinal Smoke Fruit

Taste: Peat Smoke Seaweed Sweet Fruit

Finish: Peat Smoke Medicinal Smoke Oak

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 Smoke Peat Smoke Fruit Fruit Sweet Sweet Seaweed

Taste: Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Spices Spices Sweet

Finish: Fruit Fruit Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Seaweed

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

Taste:
Peat Smoke Peat Smoke
licorice candy
Sweet Sweet
Salt

Finish: long

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


Jorgen
30. Jan 2016
Nosing:
Peat Smoke Iodine Seaweed a bit of Sweet
Taste:
Bonfire Smoke pleasant on tongue, i don't get Alcohol notes despite 46% ABV, Sweet
Finish:
Long Bonfire Smoke
Comment:
My very first Islay whisky, and it's instant love. Since i'm new to single-malts i'm giving this 4, some room for other ones.
clopensets
29. Nov 2018
Nosing: Leather Tobacco Bonfire Smoke Salt Ham

Taste: Tobacco Sweet Maritime Notes

Finish: Tobacco Malt Sweet Spices

Comment:
leonwine
29. Mar 2017
Nosing:
Citrus fruit good vanilla tones from the wood. Not much peat on the nose, nicley rounded

Taste:
Dry peat and clean spice and citrus fresh nice smokey long finish. Excellent weight and good layers of smoke and citrus.
Finish:

Comment:

This is a excellent winter warmer. Bright fruit nice oak tones and long finish. Excellent.