- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- L13 050
- Added on
- 10 Jun 2013 12:26 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Ten
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.02 points
- The entry into the world of Ardbeg. A great whisky - 22.02.2014
Lots of smoke, pleasant smoky notes, light sweetness in the background, citrus fruit, smoked bacon
Smoke is very present and dominates, sweetness comes through weak, spicy to the end
9,1 Mocno torfowa z nutami pomarańczy oraz wędzonych ryb z akcentem kwiatów, goździka, jodyny oraz kawy.
9,1 Ostra, dymna z nutami pomarańczy, imbiru oraz soli z akcentem wanilii i białego pieprzu.
9,0 Długi, torfowy, pikantny z nutą pomarańczy, goździka oraz imbiru z odrobiną białej czekolady i soli morskiej.
- Great nose, smoke, ham, sweetness etc.
I always have the feeling that a portion of cow dung has slipped into the peat.
- This whisky talks to you, you know. When I indulge myself with Ardbeg, I like to settle back to listen to the precious words of wisdom, which well might belong to a genuine Ileach, I guess.
What I'm smelling is a small part of Islay, captivating, bottled essence of the island, so to speak. Profound genuine peatiness, buttery/lumpy clay? succulence, heaps of peat, creamy grey smoke, India rubber hint, bitumen, iodine (brown algae), olive oil. Bracing humid air, as if witnessing common drizzling rain on the sandy shore, apply warmed creamy malt to it, sultana grapes, vanilla pods. And, by the way, the more you nose it, the sweeter it appears to be.
Fullness, consistence is quite fatty really, a sizzling alcohol, soda?/sherbet, crystallised ginger, herbal decoction on the far end. Mid-palate has been taken up by an opaque thick peat reek, maybe a touch of TCP?, sour lime, orange/tangerine astringency.
Bitter citric outbreak, dusty/sooty, diesel fuel?, orange- and lemon peels/zest, salt/brine?, shellfish, salted pistachios/peanuts.