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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)
- Liquorice root
Tasting Notes by Tim F
Sweet peat, coal, Caramac bars, a faint floral soapy note, pepper and chilli.
Very soft, mellow entry, then the spices and peat come through in a big way. Powerful, but with a balancing sweetness. Great length.
Long and warming, with the smoke and pepper lasting longest.
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
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.
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.
The finish goes on and on – long and smoky with tarry espresso, aniseed, toasted almonds and traces of soft barley and fresh pear.
- Whisky Bible Awards 2012: Best Single Malt Scotch of the Year, 10 Years and Under.
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A warm fireplace with a smoke earthly meat taste. Ardbeg 10 is perfect and i can't wait to try the other Ardbeg variants.
Icon of smoky style.
I do not like it Sam I am. It tastes like an old wooden ship, splashed in seawater, with dried seaweed on the bow. This old wooden ship has seen one too many gale and storm. And now burns oil almost as much as fuel. The finish is barely noticeable, after getting over the smoke and antiseptic, but hidden in there is the flavor of fresh hay grass, that a cow might chew on and enjoy for hours. Tastes a lot like Seirogan, an herbal ancient Japanese medicine known for it unique, unpleasant smell. Not for me. Not at all.
Read all the good reviews and decided to get 1, 1st 10% of it is truly amazing, but the taste after that getting lighter, the bonfire after taste also become not as strong like when I just open the bottle. I still have half bottle since I open it a month ago, anyone experiencing the same like me? Or just because I. Use to the ummmp of it already
For the price, you won’t get a better Islay
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