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Overall rating
87.92/100
votes
40
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Bottle code
L11 321 16:16 6ML
Added on
11 Jul 2012 8:29 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 44,18

3 × in wishlist

40 × member ratings

150 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Ten

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

  1. robbert88 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    My first real islay.
    I'm in love!

  2. erogers scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Ardbeg is classic Islay with all the intense peat, smoke, and salt you’d ever want.  A bit sweeter than its competitor, Laphroaig 10 Year Old, but only slightly.  I especially like the fact that it is not chill filtered and is bottled at 46%.  A craft presentation at a standard price.  Nicely done!
    • Nose
      Creamy vanilla, buttercream, pepper, iodine, intense peat smoke.
    • Taste
      Salt water, medicinal/iodine peat smoke, vague citrus peel, smoked fish, and vanilla extract.
    • Finish
      Tingly, salty, coal tar, with more peat smoke.

  3. Furtia scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

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

    Simply a great Dram!

  5. Alex did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Visual: Pleasantly rich warm gold colour with great viscosity

    On Nose: smoky sweet without the often found rancid bacon quality some highly peated malts present. Instead this nose is gentle with just enough peat to please yet allows the coming taste array to hint through.

    On the Palate: Excellent marriage of honey and smoke; deep rush of anise at first swallow and a back taste of light coriander. Ends with a hint of raspberry essence in the lingering licorice. Full and well balanced; soft enough to truly enjoy without any added water even at 46%.

     

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  6. DramWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    Balance: ( 24/25)  Quite nice.

    A solid whisky, from a well loved distillery.
    • Nose
      (20/25) Lemons,  assorted vegetables (mostly cabbage and carrots), touch of smoke, with green apples and bacon.
    • Taste
      ( 19/25) Sweet, with a lemon candy flavor, touch of carrots, and light weight but mildly oily.
    • Finish
      (23 /25) Is where this really shines, caramel and lemon sorbet, a slight touch of smoke, but a lot of animal fat goodness (mostly bacon but not exclusively). 

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