Ardbeg Ten

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
46.0 % Vol.
200 ml
Three Monsters of Smoke Set
Bottle code
Bottled for
Part of Monsters of Smoke Set - Ten, An Oa and Wee Beastie
Added on
12 sep 2021 9:17 pm by whisk-O-thek
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€ 15.75

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Ten

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.29 points.

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  1. Archer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    If that is not an outlier, then the swan song on the TEN came prematurely. What a fantastic finish it offers! Overall, it reminds me of the old days. I will soon have to invest again in a 2021 standard edition of the TEN.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Cold, ashy smoke, lemon and lime slices, an ashtray that overflows from tipping over - classic TEN smell. The peat smoke note is quite penetrating and strong and therefore exactly as it should be with the TEN. Over time, fresh apricots and peaches come and in addition to the increasing fruitiness, it also becomes increasingly spicy: pepper, nutmeg, marjoram and tarragon. Removed Wadden Sea at low tide.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Tart and dry appearance, clear note of peat smoke. The ashtray, the smell / taste of which is unable to hide the lemon aroma, lies fat and sulky on the tongue. a cold campfire, tart herbs, pepper, rosemary, marjoram and tarragon. Freshly brewed coffee, a little caramel and dark chocolate. The dominant note, however, is definitely the peat smoke note, which I cannot even remember in this form in TENs more recent.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Clearly a long finish that he puts down here. It is of course due to the peat smoke note, since smoke generally lasts for a long time and has an after-effect, but here it does not have an artificially lengthening effect, as with some younger Islay smokers, but absolutely natural and consistent. I am completely positively surprised.

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