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:
$66.99
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Once the Whisky of the Year.

The Ardbeg distillery is arguably one of the greatest distilleries on Earth. It produces one of the most peated Scotch Whiskies. The distillery was started in the early 18th century on the south coast of the isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, and is now owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy. During the years it was closed and reopened several times, as the majority of other distilleries in Scotland, and changed owners many times; however it has never lost the genuine devotion of producing The Ultimate Islay Malt.

Ardbeg 10 Years Old is real Islay classic. It’s one of the World’s peatiest and smokiest single malts, and is revered by both peat and malt-heads around the globe. It seems like that Ardbeg has an innate quality which makes it highly collectible. Usually they’re tough to get and increase in price over time, so you could consider them a good investment. It was pronounced World Whisky of the Year by Jim Murray in 2008 - one year before the Ardbeg Uigeadail enjoyed the same award.
 
  • Style
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Region
    Islay
  • Country
    Scotland
  • Alcohol
    46%
  • Distillery
    Ardbeg
  • Bottler
    Ardbeg
  • Age
    10 Year Old

Ardbeg

10 Year Old

(0.75l, 46%)


8/10
Ratings & Reviews
Member Reviews and Ratings of Ardbeg 10 Year Old
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.
anonymous
anonymous,
My only wish is that it was the same price as Laphroaig 10.
anonymous
anonymous,
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.
anonymous
anonymous,
Love it!
anonymous
anonymous,
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.
anonymous
anonymous,
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
anonymous
anonymous,
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!
anonymous
anonymous,
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!
anonymous
anonymous,
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
anonymous
anonymous,
Nice and fairly intense
Steven
Steven,
Great scotch for cigar time.
anonymous
anonymous,
I think my whiskey tasting palate is too young for Ardbeg, I'll give it another try in a few years time.
anonymous
anonymous,
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.
anonymous
anonymous,
One of my favourite Whiskies, the peatier the better!
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