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Ardbeg 10-year-old Guaranteed

Overall rating
84.09/100
votes
90
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Finest Islay Single Malt
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Label
green bottle, black label, printed in gold and white, black screw cap
Barcode
8330007210
Added on
16 Dec 2009 1:50 pm
Non-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 39.52

24 × in wishlist

90 × member ratings

211 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 10-year-old Guaranteed

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.09 points

  1. WhiskyRanked scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    Nose: Peat, alcohol, and some underlying sweetness. Thick, and oily. After it sits, some sulphur, oil, mint notes and a good deal of pepper.

    Taste: Smoke, oil, burn, its like getting a mouth full of a campfire. Adding water cools the alcohol to a nice pepper and allows the sweetness to come through.

    Finish: short, with a burn and lingering smoke while exhaling,

  2. KyotoLefty scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    700ml 2019 bottle @ 46%.

    Appearance: Unbelievably pale, straw. Oily. Paler than Cutty Sark, like white wine.

    Nose: Smoke. Peat. Campfire Light iodine, not like Laphroig. Honey and caramel, some vanilla, touch of apple and lemon, briny sea breeze. The Islay peat character is huge but there is a lot else going on as well.

    Palate: Smoked honey, wood, bacon, caramel, salt, iodine, vanilla. Peppery spices, even cayenne, light apple.

    Finish: Alcohol heat, spices, pepper, smoke, charred oak, touch of honey.

    With Water: Oak and vanilla come out more in the nose. Caramel too. Smoke is less salty. More like a campfire. Flavor still iodine, less hot. Interesting but not necessary. Body lightened too much.

    Overall: Fantastic stuff. Hugely smoky and peaty but not simply medicinal. Nice malty balance.

  3. keba9591 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

  4. RazvanGheorghies scored this whisky 84 points Member Junior

    83 – 86 (B) = Good – not a “must”, but a nice-to-have
    The majority of my baselines are found here. This range is where the “daily drinker” status starts to emerge and where I find whiskies that’re good to drink, but may rotate in and out of my collection. They’re not something you’d miss when it’s out, but good enough to give a moment’s consideration when at the liquor store.

  5. The Bonvivant scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      65 65
    • Finish
      68 68

  6. zero1 scored this whisky 84 points Newbie

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Sybramsky scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

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