smoky
phenols
lemon zest
peaty
sweet vanilla
black pepper
citrus
oily
sweet
Spiral Ardbeg 10 Year Old
Ardbeg
10 Year Old
Tasting Notes
Colour
Deepest gold.

Smell / Nose / Aroma
Intense smoky fruit, zesty lemon, bold menthol, black pepper, tarry ropes, crispy bacon and smoked fish.

Flavour / Taste / Palate
An explosion of crackling peat, sizzling cinnamon-spiced toffee, creamy cappuccino, toasted marshmallows.

Finish
Long and glorious.
Price:
$59.99
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Ardbeg 10 Year Old is adored for its smoky, phenols, lemon zest and peaty flavor notes.

This Scotch is carefully distilled at Ardbeg distillery, Islay.

Based on 227 votes, the average rating for Ardbeg 10 Year Old is 8/10.

Top reviews for Ardbeg 10 Year Old:

— Perfectly peaty, with and complex aromatic aftertaste.

— Nice peaty tast with a pleasant fruity finish

— Loved it. Smoky, peaty, briney, sweet
  • Category
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
  • Country
    United Kingdom, Scotland
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
  • Age
    10 Year Old

Ardbeg 10 Year Old

(0.75l, 46%)


8/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Ardbeg 10 Year Old
Marcus
Marcus,
Wasn't too sure about it at first, but it opens up nicely with some whiskey stones. Will definitely kick you in the mouth!
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Delicious, noticeably less peaty than Laphroaig, excellent while reading or coding
 
Carl
Carl,
To much smoke.
 
Nelo
Nelo,
The nose has ample peat and it finishes very smoothly
 
Bradley
Bradley,
Strongest smoke there is, like drinking a bonfire, but in a good way
 
Anthony
Anthony,
I love this scotch. One of my favorites. The cool thing about this scotch is the consistency between batches and how easy it is to pick out all of the different notes. The reliability makes this the perfect scotch for any beginner. Pale gold on the glass. Inhalation: Oak, apple, well-rounded peat, sea salt, seaweed, moderate astringency. On the tongue: Sharp! Mild sourness, savory brine, charcoal, pepper, caraway, toffee. Finishes with soft vanilla and subtle sweetness. Lingers.
 
alexey
alexey,
Perfectly peaty, with and complex aromatic aftertaste.
 
Mikel
Mikel,
I'm not a terribly big fan of peat but this does the job nicely due to the fact that it's got a hint of citrus/salt making it more interesting.
 
Matthew
Matthew,
Really great dram, especially for the price. The citrus and peat are brilliant counterpoints to one-another.
 
Lynn
Lynn,
Nice peaty tast with a pleasant fruity finish
 
josh
josh,
Wasn't overly smoky.....was just right. Very smooth and dangerously enjoyable.
 
Douglas
Douglas,
Loved it. Smoky, peaty, briney, sweet
 
guest
guest,
Smokey, strong,
 
Piotr
Piotr,
Another one that you have to grow up to and it’s worth it. I must say I like it. Especially finish. Finish rules.
 
Thomas
Thomas,
mmm... peat! Not overly smoky... light and sweet.
 
Kevin
Kevin,
Fantastic. Great gentle smoky aftertaste. A drop of water and letting it sit for a bit opens up a alot of fruit and sweetness.
 
Michael
Michael,
Excellent balance of light, sweet malts and dark, deep smoke on both the nose and the palate. Assertive but not harsh. Wonderful long finish with peppers, tobacco and smoky charred wood. Slightly less complex than Lagavulin 16, but also about half the price. Awesome bang for the buck and a great intro to Islay Scotch fpr newbies- and worth keeping in the rotation for vets.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Well balanced, campfire peat
 
Christine
Christine,
A bit lighter and fruitier than Lagavulin 16 (my go-to). The long finish is quite nice.
 
Patrick
Patrick,
I love heavy peat. Reminds me of roasting marshmallows over a bonfire at the beach. This bottle and the Uigeadail were my intro bottles to smokey Scotch. I definitely prefer the latter but the 10 is not to be overlooked. It opens up and gets sweeter as it sits.
 
Justin
Justin,
Love the smokey smoothness.
 
guest
guest,
My only wish is that it was the same price as Laphroaig 10.
 
guest
guest,
The Woody, little sweet lingers on your tongue for a good long while.
 
Grant
Grant,
I agree with others. A lighter version of a smokey, peaty scotch, Laphroaig. Very nice. Not over powering. Great finish.
 
guest
guest,
Love it!
 
guest
guest,
Strong flavor and not for the faint hearted
 
Drew
Drew,
A lighter version of my favorite smokey, peaty scotch, Laphroaig. Overall very enjoyable. The peat aftertaste feels a bit sharper than the other, but not in a bad way.
 
Mariano
Mariano,
Must tell I'm not an Islay fan, but this is another world whisky. It''s flavor has the scent of the past years culture and tough wilderness of that special place..
 
Ty
Ty,
The best of the entry level heavily peated single malt scotches. Surprisingly nuanced, and fantastic value. A dash of water controls the intensity and brings out some new flavors.
 
Michael
Michael,
By smell and taste, I am reminded of ambesol I was given as a kid. I've never thrown out a bottle, but the thought has crossed my mind with this one. Just can't finish it.
 
James
James,
Loved the smoke, each taste slightly diffrent.
 
Rodney
Rodney,
Smokey with a bite. Nice
 
guest
guest,
After the pleasant surprise of the Laphroaigh 10, it was obvious that it wouldn't take long for my wanting to try and taste the Ardbeg. Glad I did! I feel they're at the same time so different, yet similar. As with the Laphroaigh, I love the strong, bold character, including the peat and smoke, wich quickly gives way to a myriad of other notes. Definitely more earthy than the Laphroaigh, but I need some more tasting to explore them further. Hard to decide between them both though!
 
guest
guest,
My absolute favorite, one of the most dynamic taste experiences I've ever had.
 
Donald
Donald,
Too much for me, maybe I'm just a wuss.
 
Jacob
Jacob,
Love the smoky profile from start to finish
 
Stephen
Stephen,
Smoky and peaty! If that's not your thing - stay away. The nose is sweet with hints of vanilla and almond, and taste is Peat all the way. Thumbs up.
 
Tommaso
Tommaso,
I had high expectations given the rave reviews, but was disappointed. Too much smoke for me, and the finish was too bitter. Nose was quite pleasant - even though I disliked some sulphur notes - but as soon as I put the whisky in my mouth the smoke seemed to overpower every other flavor. Maybe my palate isn't developed enough!
 
guest
guest,
Smoky and savory
 
Erik
Erik,
Very strong but great taste. Definitely a 2 finger sipping scotch.
 
Ryan
Ryan,
I was introduced Ardbeg 10 years ago, every time I try something new, I always come back.
 
Marc
Marc,
Love it
 
guest
guest,
Nice and fairly intense
 
Steven
Steven,
Great scotch for cigar time.
 
guest
guest,
I think my whiskey tasting palate is too young for Ardbeg, I'll give it another try in a few years time.
 
guest
guest,
God, røget uden det er for meget
 
Chris
Chris,
One of the best intro Islay whiskies on the market.
 
Aronov
Aronov,
Great
 
Andrew
Andrew,
The Holy Grail of Peatiness for me. Rich smokey leather with the subtle hints of citrus fruit. It's marvelous.
 
guest
guest,
One of my favourite Whiskies, the peatier the better!
 
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