A phenomenal whisky packing powerful peaty deliciousness, Ardbeg 10 Year Old is a favourite of many whisky lovers around the world. Produced on the Kildalton Coast of Islay, this single malt matures for a decade before being bottled without any chill-filtration. If you’re after a whisky with full of coastal air, smoke and more, this is exactly what you want.
Ardbeg is revered across the whisky world as The Ultimate Islay Malt. Ardbeg is the peatiest, smokiest yet most balanced of all the Islay malts. Ardbeg isn’t a one dimensional peaty malt. Rather, Ardbeg balances smokiness with sweetness to provide a wider complexity of taste. Ardbeg’s portfolio of whiskies is the most awarded of all the smoky malts – Ardbeg has won 51 gold, double gold or best in class medals since 2008. These awards include “World Whisky of the Year” 2008 and 2009, “Scotch Whisky of the Year” in 2010 and “World’s Best Single Malt” in 2013. Not only that, Ardbeg is lauded by the whisky cognoscenti and adored by whisky fans around the world, including the 100,000 members of the world-famous Ardbeg Committee. Ardbeg is a big and untamed whisky with an unorthodox personality. Ardbeg will never be constrained by the norms of the single malt category. What other brand could adopt Shortie, a Jack Russell, as their official mascot and unleash a hot rod tractor on the world?! Ardbeg Ten Years Old is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all. Yet it does not flaunt the peat; rather it gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt to produce a whisky of perfect balance. Typically most whiskies are chill-filtered and reduced to a strength of 40% ABV. Ardbeg Ten Years Old, however, is non chill-filtered and has a strength of 46% ABV, thus retaining maximum flavour, at the same time giving more body and added depth. It’s whisky with none of the goodness taken out! A perfect gift. Award-winning.
Ardbeg 10 Year Old Tasting Notes
Nose: A ridge of vanilla leads to mountain of peat capped with citrus fruits and circled by clouds of sea spray.
Palate: Sweet vanilla counterbalanced with lemon and lime followed by that surging Ardbeg smoke that we all know and love.
Finish: Long and glorious; sea salted caramel and beach bonfire smoke.
Overall: Precise balance, big smoke and non-chill filtered. This is why this is such a famous dram