Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Bourbon Barrel
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
18 Jul 2018 4:15 pm by Ras Mazunga

Average value

€ 41.60

3 × in wishlist

53 × member ratings

145 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Ten

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.60 points

  1. JimJaws scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    If you want to get rid of whisky drinking from a beginner, this is the place for you;). Nice smoky, dirty, really Islay.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. valasios scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. nkrc scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Color: white wine

    Nose: Earthy, slightly wet dog, vanilla, bacon, leather, workshop, motor oil, sea air. Wonderful pot of impressions.

    Palate: crisps and fresh, malt, smoke, cereals, smoked lemons in one. Just great.

  4. Myke did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    since I am not sooo smoky, I only try to leave my subjective impressions and do not give any points here.
    • Nose
      First of all: smoke, viiieeellll smoke !!! Very peaty, but somehow it has something of a campfire with a phenolic tinge. Maritime note and some sweetness. Something slightly fruity (citrus freshness) in the background. Something herbal is far in the background. Yes, and some seaweed. Tanned leather! Subtle smoked ham too.
    • Taste
      Smoke! Peppery start and sweetness. Oak and malt. Smoke decreases and is no longer so dominant. A hint of coffee can be heard. Maritime comes through delayed. Slightly spices and slightly nutty.
    • Finish
      Still smoky. Malt and oak. Sweetness fades and the bitter (coffee) aroma remains. Some tobacco / tobacco ash.

  5. ezioaudit scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

  6. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Besides the reduction, this Ardbeg ten is really nice. It's a pleasant surprise.
    • Nose
      It is slightly alcoholic, on a mineral peat and especially very saline.
      There is smoked fish and peat oil.
    • Taste
      It's light, it's reduced ... too much? We have leather and peat "dirty" with this side saddle horse.
      There are some nice spices.
    • Finish
      Average final. There is clearly more than peat oil and cocoa.

  7. Love street scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Nose salty brine, very light white fruit, slight butter
    Arrival sweet dry melon
    Development slight bitter tones, continuing sweet melon
    Finish dry bitter salty and long

  8. Simo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. prz22 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  10. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Would be very good if not for the bitterness on the palate and finish, as that really pulls this down.

    I would rather drink a Big Peat than this!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Very light smoke, peat and light fruits.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Sweet peat, drying and bitterness.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Drying and bitterness


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