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

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Tasting notes of SlàinteMhath:

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

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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:
11. Mar 2016
Nosing: SaltIodine

Taste: Bonfire SmokeTobaccoMedicinal Smoke

Finish: Tobacco

Comment:
should be outlawed
26. Jan 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokeHoneyVanillaFruit
Lots of smoke, Sweet vanilla honey, some light citrus fruit

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

Finish: Peat SmokeSweetOak
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.
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.
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!!
27. Feb 2017
Nosing: Peat SmokePeat SmokePeat SmokeMedicinal SmokeSweetSweetSeaweed

Taste: Peat SmokePeat SmokePeat SmokePeat SmokeIodineSeaweedSweetSweetSweetSweetAlcoholAlcohol

Finish: Peat SmokePeat SmokeMedicinal SmokeSweetSweetSpicesSpicesOak

Comment: smells like burning sugar with Intense peat smoke.
Nosing: Peat SmokeGingerOrange wax, slightly plastic smell

Taste: peat CinnamonBerriesLemonIodine

Finish: Peat Smoke

Comment:
Nosing: Medicinal SmokeHamGrapefruit slight deep SweetSaltGreen Apple peat

Taste: HamSherryMedicinal SmokeZitrusTobaccoCinnamon

Finish: long peat Medicinal SmokeTobaccoMint

Comment: I can't believe the refinement my palate has been through in the last year, opening the door to more and more peat monsters and they are growing on me. Solid 4/5. Couldn't quite pick out all the deeper complexities last time.
20. Nov 2017
Nosing:
Peat SmokeBonfire SmokeMedicinal SmokeSeaweedTropical FruitFruitApple
Taste:
SweetPeat SmokeMedicinal SmokeChocolateVanillaHoney
Finish:
medium,SweetHerbs
Comment: