Ardbeg 10 Year Old

70cl / 46%
  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Ardbeg 10 Year Old
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For peat lovers, Ardbeg 10 Year Old is probably the highest-quality 'entry-level' single malt on the market, and the distillery many Islay connoisseurs would choose as their favourite. A whirlwind of peat and complex malty flavours.

Whisky Bible Awards 2012: Best Single Malt Scotch of the Year, 10 Years and Under

Distillery Bottling
10 Year Old
Chill Filtered


  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness


  • Liquorice root Liquorice root
  • Peardrops Peardrops
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Tobacco Tobacco
  • Coffee Coffee

Ardbeg 10 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Tim F

    Nose: Sweet peat, coal, Caramac bars, a faint floral soapy note, pepper and chilli.

    Palate: Very soft, mellow entry, then the spices and peat come through in a big way. Powerful, but with a balancing sweetness.  Great length.

    Finish: Long and warming, with the smoke and pepper lasting longest.

    Comment: It's easy to see why this is so popular – spicy, sweet, and above all, smoky.  A great dram, well balanced, and with a lot going on.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Nose: Exceptional balance and depth.  At full strength, the aroma is a seductive mix of  toffee and chocolate sweetness, cinnamon spice and medicinal phenols.  Fresh citrus and floral notes of white wine are evident as are melon, pear drops, general creaminess, fresh phenolic aroma of seaspray (iodine) and smoked fish.  Hickory and coffee emerge later as the most volatile top notes fade.

    Taste: An initial moderate and clean sweetness is rapidly followed by a mouthful of deep peat notes, with tobacco smoke and strong espresso coffee, which then gives way to treacle sweetness and liquorice. The mouthfeel is firstly lightly spiced (astringent), then chewing, mouthwatering, full and finally dry.

    Finish: Long and smoky.  A smoky sweetness is left on the palate, with a crushed peat and sweet malted cereal character.

107 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    3 days ago

    I wanted to thank site "Whisey Exchange" because of helping me to come into the wonderful world of scotch whisky.It''s been a year how i started drinking alcoholic beverages.Nationals beverages of Serbia and Balkan - plum brandy,wasnt that good,beer either,only good was high quality vine is ok,but ...In October 2014. one client gifted me "Jack Daniels" and my wife and i were pleasantly surprised.I started searching scotch whisky,and your site helped me a lot.In my country most people link scotch whiskey with some brands of blended whiskies such as "Johny Walker" or "Ballantine''s", but for the "Single Malt" they didnt even hear about. Thanks to You, i''ve been buying "Single Malts" in some specialized supermarkets and till now i''ve tasted "Glenlivet 12" , "Glenfiddich 15" , "Highland Park 12" , "Macallan Fine oak 12" , "Ardbeg 10" , "Aberlour 12", "Jura Origin 10","Talisker 10", "Laphroaig Select" , "Lagavulin 16". For me,Ardbeg is the best,and he made the big impression on me and my friends.Once again,Thanks for everything,i wish you the best.

  • 5
    7 days ago

    Very impressive! hard to imagine how big smoke/peat could be so balanced and refined and yet have some complexity. Palate fully fulfils nose expectations. Smoke/peat elegantly enveloped with sweetness. Sweetness is considerably more then half of circle one above. The value for price is fantastic!

  • 5
    25 September

    This is my Favourite Whiskey for the price! This was my wedding day whiskey having shortlisted a fair few. I''m not going to get into too much detail but if you haven''t tried this yet.. well .. you just have to. Near perfect dram from islay.

  • 5
    31 August

    Just simply one of the best peated malts in existence! Nice light sweet flavour followed up with a bit of menthol, liquorice and brine. Then an explosion of delicious peat with a finish that never ends. Excellent!

  • 4
    28 August

    very rich and complex, someky but not overly so, however it can sometimes taste a little too medicinal when you first open the bottle

  • 5
    19 August

    Amazing. Its pale colour belies the wonderful flavours lurking beneath. A bit more pricey than glenmorangie 10 and glenfiddich/Glenlivet 12, but worth the extra expense.

  • 5
    21 July

    An exeptional malt, smokey and very drinkable. It never dissappoints. It also has an exeptionaly long, lingering and warming finish. I''ve allready tasted laphroaig 10 and the coal ila 10, but never was I as satisfied as when i finished and dram of Ardbeg 10 and exhaled through the nose savouring the warm smokiness that quiets everything down. An exellent choice for the price.

  • 5
    11 July

    This is so consistent and is everything I look for in a single malt from Islay. Complexity, peat, smoke, zest and briny sea air. Still my favourite every day dram.

  • 2
    23 June

    I''m a big fan of Islay whiskies, especially Laphroaig and Lagavulin, but I found this one a little harsh on the palate. Too much peat and smoke for my taste and with an antiseptic aftertaste.

  • 3
    13 June

    Very smoky with a touch of sweetness and I found a strong tobacco finish which were all good points, however I wasn''t keen on what I got as an underlying taste similar to antiseptic.

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