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. 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
30. Nov 2017
Nosing:
Medicinal Smoke Tropical Fruit Fruit Mint
Taste:
Peat Smoke Medicinal Smoke Spices Cake Clove Chocolate Almonds
Finish:
medium-long Herbs Spices Sweet
Comment:
daily drinks
10. Feb 2018
Nosing: Medicinal Smoke Ham Grapefruit slight deep Sweet Salt Green Apple peat

Taste: Ham Sherry Medicinal Smoke Zitrus Tobacco Cinnamon

Finish: long peat Medicinal Smoke Tobacco Mint

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.
02. May 2016
Nosing: Peat Smoke Chocolate

Taste: Peat Smoke Spices Malt Sweet Alcohol

Finish: Peat Smoke Bonfire Smoke

Comment:
vazquez
21. Jul 2015
Nosing: Peat Smoke Ham Salt Seaweed

Taste: Peat Smoke Malt

Finish:

Comment: Excelent. Rounded taste.
javis1213
18. Nov 2016
18. Apr 2017
Nosing: Peat Smoke Alcohol

Taste: Peat Smoke Alcohol

Finish: Bonfire Smoke

Comment: Not a fan of the strong alcohol fumes rushing through my nostrils, but appreciate the bonfire smoke finish.
21. Dec 2016
Nosing: Peat Smoke, Sweetened Vanilla
Peat Smoke Sweet Vanilla
Taste: Peat Smoke, Sugar, Spices
Peat Smoke Sweet Spices

Finish: Peat Smoke, Sugar, Malts, Bonfire
Peat Smoke Sweet Malt Bonfire Smoke

Comment: Nosing brings a very vibrant peat smoke and hints of spices to the nose, and it is well balanced when tasting, spreading more on the sweetened parts of the tongue. Finish comes strong with Bonfire intensity and smokey aromas. An absolute for a Holiday season!
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.
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: