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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26. Jan 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke Honey Vanilla Fruit
Lots of smoke, Sweet vanilla honey, some light citrus fruit

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

Finish: Peat Smoke Sweet Oak
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.
25. Apr 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke Ginger Orange wax, slightly plastic smell

Taste: peat Cinnamon Berries Lemon Iodine

Finish: Peat Smoke

Comment:
27. Feb 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Medicinal Smoke Sweet Sweet Seaweed

Taste: Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Iodine Seaweed Sweet Sweet Sweet Sweet Alcohol Alcohol

Finish: Peat Smoke Peat Smoke Medicinal Smoke Sweet Sweet Spices Spices Oak

Comment: smells like burning sugar with Intense peat smoke.
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.
Ahn
28. Jan 2018
Nosing: Medicinal Smoke Alcohol

Taste: Medicinal Smoke Malt Pepper Honey

Finish: Medicinal Smoke

Comment: Powerfull drum.
kroman
16. Apr 2016

Comment:
Iodine Medicinal Smoke Fruit
Jaminator
04. Jul 2017
Nosing:
Peat Smoke Alcohol
Taste:
Peat Smoke Alcohol Seaweed
Finish:
Peat Smoke Medicinal Smoke Easy
Comment:
Peat Smoke Definately have to try this again, the first tasting was pleasant but not as good as I expected.
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!
KDav69
18. Apr 2019
29. Dec 2016