The Ardbeg 10 Year Old is the big and untamed Islay single malt whisky. The makers at Ardbeg pride themselves on producing the peatiest, smokiest of all the Islay malts, while all the while ensuring that the 10 Year Old still offers a distinctively complex and fruity, floral sweetness.
Aromas of intense smoky fruit and chocolate escapes before bold menthol and black pepper slice through the sweet smoke. The 10 Year Old has an oceanic minerality, bringing in a breath of cool, briny sea spray on chalky cliffs. Toasted vanilla and sizzling cinnamon simmer in the background and then there's the taste... tangy lemon and lime juice, black pepper pops with sizzling cinnamon-spiced toffee, followed by a wave of brine infused with smooth buttermilk, ripe bananas and currant.
- Silver Medal: 92 Points - International Wine & Spirits Competition (IWSC) 2019
- Silver Medal - International Spirits Challenge (ISC) 2019, 2017
- Silver Medal - San Francisco World Spirits Competition (SFWSC) 2019, 2017
- Great Value - 92 Points - Ultimate Spirits Competition (USC) 2019
- 97 Points Scottish Single Malt - Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2019, 2018
- The Whisky Bible Liquid Gold Award - Jim Murray 2019
"More complex, citrus-led and sophisticated than recent bottling's, though the peat is no less but now simply displayed in an even greater elegance; a beautiful sea salt strain to this; gentle oils carry on them a lemon-lime edge, sweetened by barley and a weak solution of golden syrup; the peat is omnipotent, turning up in every crevice and wave, yet never one once overstepping its boundary; stunningly clean, the oak offers not a bitter trace but rather a vanilla and butterscotch edge to the barley. Again the smoke wafts around in a manner unique in the world of whisky when it comes to sheer elan and adroitness; like when you usually come across something that goes down so beautifully and with such a nimble touch and disarming allure, just close your eyes and enjoy..." - Jim Murray
Tasting Note: Tangy lemon and lime juice to begin, then black pepper pops with sizzling cinnamon-spiced toffee, followed by a wave of brine infused with smooth buttermilk, ripe bananas and currant.
- 10 Year Old
- Container Type:
- United Kingdom
- Alcohol %:
- Single Malt
- Scotch Whisky