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.

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

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Tasting notes of Suzanne1967:

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!!
15. May 2016
Nosing: Peat SmokeSweetSeaweedMelon

Taste: Peat SmokeSpicesSweetSalt

Finish: Peat SmokeMaltSweetSpices

Comment:
Peat Smoke WOW!!! Smokiness but not overpowering, complex, enthralling, warming, bubbly gum notes of fruit, honey sweetness on the finish.

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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
kiki
23. Apr 2021
Nosing: Peat SmokeBonfire SmokeLemonVanillaMaritime NotesSalt

Taste: SweetBarleySpices

Finish: Medicinal SmokeSweet

Comment:
kiki
23. Apr 2021
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:
16. Oct 2020
Nosing:
Peat SmokeHamHoneyAlcoholOrangeMaritime Notes
Taste:
Peat SmokeOrangeSweetAlcoholSpicesChili
Finish:
medium long with chilli
Comment:
The color is very pale than expected even I heard it has so. It's totally different from what I had a impression at Ardbeg 10yo. It's not too much phenol / peaty whisky. it's very present, Well balanced one between peat, honey and orange. I can not feel such a strong alcohol level around 46%.
Even when adding water, the structure of this whisky flavor and palate doesn't corrupt.
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.