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Overall rating
87.92/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
18.03.2012
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
1000 ml
Bottle code
L12 078
Added on
14 Jun 2012 1:39 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 45,95

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Ten

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.92 points

  1. Koning scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Definitely
    the end boss among the entry-level single malts. Taste survives even the
    brushing of your teeth!
    • Nose
      Heavy
      peat, but also notably fresh (pepper mint, lemon) and a bit sweet (vanilla,
      dark chocolate).
    • Taste
      Powerful.
      Smoke combined with freshness(lemon,eucalyptus). Furthermore espresso, a bit
      of sea salt, vanilla, and various spices (cumin, cinnamon). 
    • Finish
      A bit
      less full, but dry peat waves keep coming back. Again both fresh (mint,
      aniseed) and sweet (vanilla fudge)

  2. Goethe scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It is not smoked salmon!

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10
    • Nose
      Peat, sweet (almost fruits), salted caramel, soft citrus, hay, methol, smoked salty fish.
    • Taste
      Peat, salt, citrus, almond, smoked salty fish.
    • Finish
      Peat, licorice, wet barley, smoked fish.

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Hadn't tasted the Ardbeg 10 for a couple of years until I opened this bottle, but it's still one of my favourite 'introductory' standard bottlings.
    • Nose
      Peat, toffee, salt, orange, gingerbread and citrus.
    • Taste
      Peat, toffee, orange, salt and pepper.
    • Finish
      Peat, toffee, salt, orange, pepper and gingerbread.

  4. kalervo scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Huge good. Bottle purchased from Copenhagen Airport 3/2013, tasted in 2013-2015?
    • Nose
      Much smoke and peat, lime, a little vanilla, sea air
    • Taste
      Add smoke and peat, in addition to the hints of sweet lime, white pepper
    • Finish
      Long aftertaste, peat, salt, smoke, but also malt and hint of wood

  5. Nebulon scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    The ardbeg ten is one of the best in all the ardbeg line. Very tasty and complex. An amazing whisky!!
    • Nose
      A burst of peat infused with zesty lime wrapped in dark chocolate. Bold menthol slides through tarry ropes. Savour smoked fish, crispy bacon, green bell peppers and pear juice. With water opens more seaside smell
    • Taste
      Crackling peat, black pepper and sizzling cinnamon-spiced toffee. A wave of brine infused with buttermilk and currants. Smoke wells up bringing toasted marshmallows while espresso and tarry smoke develops.
    • Finish
      Long and smokey with aniseed, toasted almonds, soft barley and fresh peat.

  6. granella2003 scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      99 99
    • Taste
      98 98
    • Finish
      98 98

  7. granella2003 scored this whisky 98 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Intense smoky, fruity aromas with a clear presence of barley, lemon, lime and dark chocolate which overflow into scents of smoked fish, crispy bacon with baked pineapple and pear juice. Complex but beautifully balanced
    • Taste
      A taste explosion of barley and malt with lime and lemon in the lead role that complemented by including cinnamon, banana and blueberries. Subtle transition to a more warm and smoky taste of roasted marshmallows, licorice and tar. Truly a delight for the senses.
    • Finish
      Very long and smoky aftertaste of tar, anise, toasted almonds and hints of soft barley and toffee

  8. Furtia scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Prodigy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A bit more "ashy" than the previous batch.

    I am more into the Laphroaig CS batches - more flavour and more powerful imo, but the Ardbeg is still a good everyday dram

  10. Edwin de Lange scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Simply a great Dram!

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