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Overall rating
90.26/100
votes
108
Whiskybase ID
WB111840
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
Elements of Islay
Vintage
2001
Bottled
2018
Calculated age
17 years old
Casktype
2 Bourbon Barrels
Strength
52.4 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Barcode
5060532803109
Added on
06 May 2018 10:01 am by Connaisseur
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 290.99

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108 × member ratings

196 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Ar10 ElD

24 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.26 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Fine peat, chiselled. Cooked apples, which disappear quickly. Petroleum derivatives, brine. Very fragrant, with aromatic herbs, complex notes, sometimes metallic, sometimes acidulous.
    • Taste
      Very lively, fresh, maritime. Some fruit. More citric than really lemony? (It does not mean anything ^^)
    • Finish
      Smoke, with an explosion of spices. Creamy touch. Hyper long on the lemon, beautiful!

      Enthusiasm
      Nose & Mouth 4/5
      Final 5/5

      Whisky n ° 1982

  2. Mannix65 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Barbone scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. aphex scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    The highlight was the nose for me. It brought me back on Islay. I preferred the palate with a few drops of water.
    Finally enjoying a recent Ardbeg.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Gentle. Peat smoke, tar, coastal and medicinal (iodine, camphor) notes, aromatic herbs, zesty lemons, almonds and vanilla. Excellent.
    • Taste
      90 90
      The attack is sharp, ashy, smoky, citrusy and briny. Second sipping is more juicy, zesty and herbal.
      With water, more smoky and ashy (bonfire), more salt and pepper.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, smoke, lemon and lime juice, ashes and a tiny bit of oak.

  5. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Notes by producer:

    Sweet and smoky, rich yet delicate, the classic contradictions of the distillery that make it so revered are ever-present in the latest Ar bottling.

    Cask details:
    A vatting of two bourbon barrels, distilled in 2001.

    Tasting Notes;

    Nose
    Sweet vanilla and white chocolate mix perfectly with wisps of woody smoke and iodine.

    Palate
    More white-chocolate cookies, sweet caramel and orchard fruit (baked pears and apples) sit alongside an intense nuttiness with classic bonfire smoke and charcoal reminding us of this whisky’s origin.

    Finish
    Pecan pie and smoked almonds.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Moderator

    Very balanced and round, very drinkable and enjoyable - Fantastic!
    • Nose
      Intense, peat'n smoke, bonfire, little bit lemony, little fruitiness, honeydew - very good
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, very mouth coating, nice peat and smoke, bonfire, Ardbeg-style, subtle sweetness, fine woody notes - great
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm, more peat and smoke

  7. detachedblue scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Well, sorry to both Ruben and Serge. This Ardbeg is excellent but definitely not anything close to devine or being in the 91/92 points caliber. A very good price/performance ratio if you can get one. Rumour said only 60 bottles for UK. Wow a war is coming.
    • Nose
      Very sweet,refreshing and soft peat, a can of pineapple which is phenomenal. I would score 92 for the nose only because of the tropical fruits.
    • Taste
      Still very refreshing, fresh leather and mints. Earthy peat but a bit flattish here, a kind of boring.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, exotic fruits. Waxes and dark chocolates.

  8. grinface scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I was thrilled until the finish. From then on it is all about bitter notes. But overall it is really good. Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/12/14/maximum-ardbeg/

  9. Andara scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Good one but not great. Does not smell or „feel“ like a typical Ardbeg but a still a nice one. Had both supernovas in the same Tasting earlier this evening and they both slightly outperformed this one.

  10. Teomarg scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

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