Ardbeg 10 Ten - 10 years old

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Age : 10 Years old Type : Single Islay Malt - Scotch whisky Vol : 40%OverviewArdbeg Ten Years Old is the ever-peaty, ever-popular core expression of the Ardbeg range. In 2008, whisky expert Jim Murray named it ‘World Whisky of the Year’.
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 Ardbeg 10 Year Old
Islay
10
46
 

Ardbeg
10 years old.
 
 
Ardbeg Ten Years Old is a very special bottling for the Ardbeg distillery as it is the first non-chill filtered whisky in the Ardbeg range. Chill filtering isn`t a bad thing, in fact it created real consistency of product when the whisky industry was a little more `hap-hazard` than it is today. Ardbeg Ten Years Old is whisky with none of the goodness taken out and as good as straight from the cask.

Nose: Exceptional balance and depth.  At full strength, the aroma is a seductive mix of toffee and chocolate sweetness, cinnamon spice and medicinal phenols. Fresh citrus and floral notes of white wine are evident as are melon, pear drops, general creaminess,  fresh phenolic aroma of sea spray (iodine) and smoked fish.  Hickory and coffee emerge later as the most prominant top notes fade. 

Taste: An initial moderate and clean sweetness is rapidly followed by a mouthful of deep peat notes, with tobacco smoke and strong espresso coffee, which then gives way to treacle sweetness and liquorice. The mouth feel is firstly lightly spiced (astringent), then chewing, mouth-watering, full and finally dry. 

Finish: Long and smoky.  A smoky sweetness is left on the palate, with a crushed peat and sweet malted cereal character.

Age :  10 Years old
Type :  Single Islay Malt - Scotch whisky
Vol :  40%

Overview

Ardbeg Ten Years Old is the ever-peaty, ever-popular core expression of the Ardbeg range.

In 2008, whisky expert Jim Murray named it ‘World Whisky of the Year’.

• 46% ABV
• non chill-filtered
• 70cl
 

Description

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!
 
NOTE: Ardbeg 10 (numbers) is the older Ardbeg ten years old.  - Ardbeg Ten (Writen) newer version .... ( From 2008 it's back to the roots.. - / 1978 - 2006 before Glenmorangie was owner ..)
 

Tasting Notes

Colour
Light gold

Aroma
A burst of intense smoky fruit escapes into the atmosphere – peat infused with zesty lemon and lime, wrapped in waxy dark chocolate.

Bold menthol and black pepper slice through the sweet smoke followed by tarry ropes and graphite. As you dip your nose in further, savour the aroma of smoked fish and crispy bacon alongside green bell peppers, baked pineapple and pear juice.

Add water and breathe in the vortex of aromas rising from the glass. An oceanic minerality brings a breath of cool, briny seaspray on chalky cliffs. Waxed lemon and lime follows with coal tar soap, beeswax and herby pine woodlands. Toasted vanilla and sizzling cinnamon simmer in the background with warm hazelnut and almond toffee.

Taste
An explosion of crackling peat sets off millions of flavour explosions on the tongue: peat effervesces with tangy lemon and lime juice, black pepper pops with sizzling cinnamon-spiced toffee. This is followed by a wave of brine infused with smooth buttermilk, ripe bananas and currants. Smoke gradually wells up on the palate bringing a mouthful of warm creamy cappuccino and toasted marshmallows. As the taste lengthens and deepens, dry espresso, liquorice root and tarry smoke develop coating the palate with chewy peat oils.

Finish
The finish goes on and on – long and smoky with tarry espresso, aniseed, toasted almonds and traces of soft barley and fresh pear.

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