Ardbeg 10 Year Old

  • Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling

70cl / 46%

Ardbeg 10 Year Old

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£41.95

£34.96 ex VAT

(£59.93 per litre)

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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.

Tasting Notes (2)

Ardbeg 10 Year Old

70cl / 46%

In Stock

£41.95

Flavour Profile

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Liquorice root Liquorice root
  • Smoke Smoke
  • Tobacco Tobacco
  • Coffee Coffee
  • Meat Meat
Facts

Facts

  • Bottler Icon

    Bottler

    Distillery Bottling

  • Age Icon

    Age

    10 Year Old

  • Country Icon

    Country

    Scotland

  • Region Icon

    Region

    Islay

  • Chill Filtered Icon

    Chill Filtered

    No

Tasting Notes

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

      A burst of intense smoky fruit escapes into the atmosphere – peat infused with zesty lemon and lime, wrapped in waxy dark chocolate. Bold menthol and black pepper slice through the sweet smoke followed by tarry ropes and graphite. Savour the aroma of smoked fish and crispy bacon alongside green bell peppers, baked pineapple and pear juice. Add water and an oceanic minerality brings a breath of cool, briny sea spray. Waxed lemon and lime follows with coal tar soap, beeswax and herby pine woodlands. Toasted vanilla and sizzling cinnamon simmer with warm hazelnut and almond toffee.

    • Palate

      An explosion of crackling peat sets off millions of flavour explosions: peat effervesces with tangy lemon and lime juice, black pepper pops with sizzling cinnamon-spiced toffee. Then comes a wave of brine infused with smooth buttermilk, ripe bananas and currants. Smoke gradually wells up on the palate bringing a mouthful of warm creamy cappuccino and toasted marshmallows. As the taste lengthens and deepens, dry espresso, liquorice root and tarry smoke develop coating the palate with chewy peat oils.

    • Finish

      The finish goes on and on – long and smoky with tarry espresso, aniseed, toasted almonds and traces of soft barley and fresh pear.

Awards

Awards

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

Customer Reviews

Reviews (227)

Reviews

  • 5

    New to scotch

    My first Islay. By far the best single malt that I have ever tried, and if this is anything to go by, I cannot wait to try other Islay whiskies.

  • 5

    Jeff

    An incredible whisky. The dry sweet apple and pear notes and incredible. It’s a very soft and smooth experience with a mellow smokey kick at the end.

  • 5

    Kenny

    If Laphroaig 10-year-old is a liquid bonfire, Ardbeg 10-year-old is a fruity liquid bonfire with a liqorice ending.

  • 5

    PJ

    Excellent whisky, exactly what I expected.

  • 5

    Sippin' at home

    Heaven does exist!

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  • Eco-friendly Packaging

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