Larry411 says on July 22, 2021
Watered-down lemonade, creamed nuts, pepper, some campfire smoke, and a watery mouthfeel. I like it, but I like the other Ardbegs even more.
|Whisky||Ardbeg 10 Year Old Ten|
|Age||10 years old|
Watered-down lemonade, creamed nuts, pepper, some campfire smoke, and a watery mouthfeel. I like it, but I like the other Ardbegs even more.
peat, iodine, earth, Orange, pineapple
Smoke, peat, lemon zest, lime zest, caramel, vanilla, maritime, coffee, spicy, oak, saline, iodine, medicinal, toffee, dark chocolate, char, brown sugar, licorice, black pepper, creamy, almonds, leather, rubber, raisins, dried apricot, malt, dried fruits
great smoky taste which stay long after finish. Just Islay!
bacon. bacon is my first thought with this one and I love bacon. great, unique nose. first finished out of several opened. will keep on my shelf
Goede rokerige whisky. Krachtig van smaak maar niet over de top. All time classic!
strong peat aroma...a little less on palate..began to grow on me after a while
Gem for money. Deep smokey.
not what I expected. really good
mult, light sweet hunny, salt,
lemon, sugar smoke, iodine (not much),
Hated it first time. Sooo smoky and peaty for my taste. Second time I really liked it. Dunno why but the color, nose and plate bring in mind a white wine for me somehow. Needs more "practice" from my side.
Expected to be awful but wasn't bad. But not my cup of tea (yet)
The best whisky I tried! strong peat smell. so fluid sip. Long traces in mouths. beautiful!
a real smoke show. challenging and enjoyable
smoky, briny, oily and downright delicious
Everything has been already said about this Whisky, but some personal hints: let it breath when you freshly open the bottle, it needs to sit in your glass. Also, once the liquid reaches the full surface area of the bottle, it is when it starts to really open up and show those sweet bourbon tones. Great whisky, but won’t beat the Laphroaigs for me.
nose is very distinct cirtus fruits, pear, vanilla and very peaty
has a some of a TCP smell but not off putting strong more to brings out other smells.
taste is a strong rich vanilla, salted carmel, lemon and lime zest with a rich smokey fire pit on back on the tongue witch is balanced more off with a saltly after note.
which actually I really do enjoy this whisky even though I'm more of a sweet whisky fan..
Compared to Ardbeg that I remember about 10 years ago, this one is a bit different and softer. Less smoky in the nose (but still smoky enough...). Mild bittery taste, peaty. Yet, very nice
Peaty and smoky. But a bit less than the Ardbegs were about 10 years ago...
Peat, but soft and fine. Likeable. No more specific tastes. Maybe a bit salty
Only peat. Smokiness and saltiness. Medium lasting
Light in the mouth, slight burn to the tongue. Peaty, smokey and subtle sweetness
i love it, my smoke and oily staff
I don't eat meat, but i drink Bacon.
This was the first Whisky i fell in love with. The peaty smoke burns nose and tonge, but with or without added water You'll get a sweet yet pepper-spicy taste and it stays in your mouth for quite some time.
ein muss in jeder Bar
Smokey nose, but so smooth. Very nice whisky.
peaty but not nasty
Smokey bacon, peaty, little sweet
Peat smoke, sea, lemon and sweet
Vanilla, citrus, sea
Sweet, vanilla, lemon and peat
Punch in the face Islay Whisky
Smokey, peat, iodine, salt (fresh ocean air)
Light on the tongue with power punch of peat/smoke. Salt, honey, pepper, butter grain.
Peat and honey, pepper
great late evening
on notch below laphroiag for peat
Very very nice. Smokey, fullbodied, a bit of vannilla
Smokey, iodine, malt funk, hint of vanilla on grass on the nose. Like licking a rock, light smoke, malty. Lingering metallic grass.
Don't Let the colour fool you. A very rich taste. Nice, stays long. Good buy.
Peat, smoke, salt, lemon, long finish.I find Uigeadail much better.
Einer der torfigsten Ardberg.
Lovely, swirling, campfire smoke, with a bite of salt and smooth touch of caramel. Builds throughout and over the palate. Might be one of the nicest Islays I've tried, a fantastic purchase for the offer price of £36 in my local tescos. Prefer it without any water added.
peat, salt, wood
creamy smoke, salted caramel, touch of honey
campfire smoke, a bite of peppery spice
What a scotch. Heavy smoke character, different layers of smokiness on the palate. Perfectly balanced, with sherry sweetness and peat, but not too peaty. This dram made me fall in love with smoky whiskies.
very deep smoky taste ... it takes time to enjoy this kind of aroma ...
Magnifique rapport qualité/prix
Campfire, light fruit, brine, outdoors
Wood smoke, slightly salty, citrus, maybe apple
The smoke lingers but also sweet and barrel notes
Peat, smoke, rubber, sweet at the end
Peat, Smoke, Rubber
One of my favorite whiskies the smoke is just so overwhelming and I love it.
In the path of Peat Whisky, this is an incredible intense herbal smoky, citrus-vanilla. With a touch of chocolate in nose & palate.
Chocolate, citrus-herbal, vainilla smoke.
Chocolate, citrus-herbal, vainilla all in a Peat bubble
Peat, smoke, earth, durt, sweet
Always been a Laphroaig fanboy but revisiting Ardbeg made me appreciate the more grassy, earthy quality of this classic Islay whiskey. Tough to decide which one I prefer. For now, I can say this is terrific.
A beautiful Islay. Color reminds me of a white wine but don't let that color fool you. This Scotch is pretty smokey but not a smoke that is that of a campfire but more like smoked meat. the pallet is smoked meat, followed by toast with honey and lemon. Finish I believe is almost salty. Very good and will always be in my cabinet.
Light color doesn’t prepare you for the smoky savory flavors of this whisky. Taste reminds me of a good smoked brisket.
* * * *
Aroma: Rauch, Seetang, Süße, Früchte, Jod, Zitrus, Medizinischer Rauch, Gewürze, Vanille, Nüsse, Tabak, Marzipan, Schinken, Salz, Pfeffer,
Geschmack: Rauch, Lagerfeuer, Alkohol, Malz, Nüsse, Süße, Gewürze, Bitter,
Abgang: Rauch, Malz, Nüsse, Gewürze, Herb, langanhaltend, Medizinischer Rauch, Chili, Tabak,
Smoky. Meaty, like a smoked ham.
Smoky, but not as concentrated as the Laphroaig 10. Lightness allows the seaside flavors of tarry rope and ocean spray to shine through - really enjoyable.
Smoky and peaty flavor. Really salty taste. Make me recall countryside and barbecue :) Cool whisky :)
salt and sweet
Really long salt finish
Bardzo dobra whisky, mówią, że jest dymnym potworem, ale dla mnie jest raczej świetną ucztą. Może dlatego, że znajduje się w 1/3 populacji whiskopijców zakochanych w dymie. Reasumując - pięknie zbalansowana, kompleksowa, smaczna Islay. Jak dla amatora, ma się rozumieć.
Smoke, sea air, vanilla, some smoked fish. Drop of water changes everything. Now I find citrus, fruits, sweetness.
Little bit of smokiness, charcoal, tar, campfire, ash, fresh fruits, oily. Drop of water brings more fruits, some chocolate, walnuts.
Very dark, dessert chocolate, smoke, nice and long.
Peat, sea salt, and some good heat.
Nose: Obvious sweet peat, pleasant campfire, cherry / berry fruit nougat, occasional floral hints, light vanilla
Palate: Vanilla, black pepper spice, charred oak, tobacco, almond cream
Pretty hot, benefits from a couple drops of water. Smoke/peat is the theme but it offers decent sweet flavors with good body. Finish is impressive and features lingering burnt wood and heat. Overall a solid value for the peat whisky lover.
intenso e complexo, doce e defumado no paladar, com um finish longo e turfado
fumaça, churrasco, mas depois de um tempo, se torna bastante frutado
começa salgado, depois vem o frutado, picante e muito sabor defumado
longo, parece que estou saindo de um churrasco, mas com um toque doce e picante
Very smokey and peaty, slight salty finish with good balance.
En meget god Islay whisky med sammensatt smak. Mye røyk, det er torv, malt, hav og eik. Man får lyst til å ta en til.
Dym, ziemia, torf, wędzone mięso, słodycz. Must have dla fanów whisky dymnych.
What a whisky! One of, if not the perfect Islay representation! Non chill filtered. No colourant. Proper.
The most “Earthy” peat I have come across. Little bit of meat. Some sea air. Twigs (dry wood)
Dry wood. Strong peat - very Earthy. Light after notes. Slightly sweet at the end, but couple with the dry sensation it’s like drinking brut Champagne.
So much Earthy peat. Really nice and lingers for so long you just can’t help but have another dram. Superb
Someone once commented and compared this whisky to World War 1... somehow that fits.
Surprisingly light for it's character.
Excellent quality, can't go wrong with Ardbeg.
Although I'll be sticking with the Uigeadail for repurchase.
Creosote, peat, slight disinfectant, harbor rope, dough, burnt sugar.
Ash, sour, lemon, tangy salt, salted peanuts, black pepper, warm.
Lingering smoke, crushed black pepper, fennel, charred oak.
nice balance, salt, peat, interesting smoky and really complex
can't get past the heavy market smell...
Everything I enjoy in Islay Scotch. Smoke and peat. Very nice to sip.
Still developing my nose and palate for the Islay scotches.
Peat, phenol, slight fruitiness
Not to much bite really. Rather easy on the palate.
Peat, a little heat.
Ardbeg has a darker, coal mine like smoke. but you definately still taste the Bourbon barrel influence. nice vanilla and candied cherries.
Thick, dark smoke and pear followed by a welcome rush of stewed plums, and first drizzled in vanilla
The Vailla leads with dried fruits and a rich oakyness. Then comes the smoke, it's rich, it's dark and it's delicious
Wood char and embers from a fire
heavy peat, smoke and medicine with background sweetness upon nosing
smoky and heavily peated initial taste. smooth when entering mouth. medicine feel following by brightening sweetness
gradually spiced finish, leaving lasting aroma and warmth. salt. non dry mouth ending with thoughts of the complexity of this whisky.
pass the initial strange introduction of this whisky. once passed you'll crawl through mud and find sweetness and fruitful thoughts
very sweet and smocky
Amber color. Smoky sensation. salty and slightly fruity. Licorice and Smoky finish
In der Nase ist er rauchig mit diesem Ardbeg typischen Geruch nach Holzkohle. Medizinische etwas salzige und Meer. Daneben erwarten süßliche Zitrustöne den Geniesser.
Am Gaumen kommt Rauch genau so vor wie etwas herbe Kräuter dunkle Schokolade, Malz, ein schöner Zitrus Ton und diese Ardbeg Süsse.
Der Abgang ist lang und abgerundet. Eine der besten Standardabfüllungen überhaupt.
Smoky and fruity, medicinal and peaty but much smoother.
not the Greatest fan but have been told to give it longer to grow in me, I get a very Oily, almost mechanical burning smoke flavour that hits me right in the back of the throat, tastes like Burning rubber from old Trains in Metro melbourne.
campfire nose, great smoky palate
If Laphroaig 10-year-old is a liquid bonfire, Ardbeg 10-year-old is a fruity liquid bonfire with a liqorice ending.
If Laphroaig 10-year-old is a liquid bonfire, Ardbeg 10-year-old is a fruity liquid bonfire with a liqorice ending.
If Laphroaig 10-year-old is a liquid bonfire, Ardbeg 10-year-old is a fruity liquid bonfire with a liqorice ending.
Adorable, soft pervasive smoke with citrus, sweet notes melting in a prolonged finishing
zoete, alcoholsterke afdronk met daarna intense smaak van turf met een vleugje tabak gevolgd door een zeer licht zoutige maar stevige rokerigheid die lang blijft na smaken
long peat and smoke taste
Liquid campfire without the ash. Surprising amount of sweetness on the palate. Very balanced Islay whisky. Still trying to know where I stand with peat but I will enjoy this.
Smooth, long peaty taste.
light peat, fruit
begins fruity, then peat
long peat taste
Light peat smoke, sweet butter creme, slight band aids, black forest ham and a hint of toffee on the nose, sweet entry on the creamy palate with some butter scotch and honey suckle, the finish is medium length and all the flavors make a reprise throughout. Delicious!
Really great and peaty
Alcohol is strong with this one
This is Islay whisky done properly! To my view, Laphroaig is too far to the extreme of the tcp/tar/medicinal spectrum, and laga 16 is too aged, too sherried and too confused. This dram however is absolutely excellent. A high quality, wonderfully balanced and well composed, citrusy, smoky, meaty thing of beauty. The higher ABV and non-chill filtration also sets it above the more commercial Islay offerings and it shows in the depth of flavour, delivery and balance.
Beautiful nose. There’s heaps of fresh, tangy citrus, complemented by creamy vanilla, smoked hams and seabrook prawn cocktail crisps (anyone born in the UK in the 80s will know what I’m talking about!). There’s also a hint of salty sea air in the background.
Fairly rich mouthfeel. Again on the palate there’s heaps of fresh citrus to start, then the vanilla arrives again, along with astringent notes of espresso beans, which are a precursor to the soaring peat smoke that finally comes through on the back palate.
Slight white pepper on the swallow leading to sweet toffee, quickly followed by a long sooty, ashy finish. This finally gives way to a lovely fresh citrus and salinity that lingers at the last. Splendid!
Strong smokey peat odor and astringent alcohol kills palatte. Not a tasty dram unless you only like a lot of peat smoke odor and no tongue flavor. The odor that stays in your mouth after finishing is that of a flannel shirt after sitting in campfire smoke fou 2 hours. I have tasted a 100 year old Scotch while in Australia, and that was a delicious flavor that made my eyes water...been searching for that flavor....this is not that.
Strong smokey peat
Strong astringent alcohol overrides flavors that might be within.
Smokey peat odor.
my favourite Islay whisky, very peaty and sweet
a lot of peat, sweet
buttery and creamy, peat, sweet
smokey and warm
Very nice. Heavy smoke and peat without being overly Earthy. Subtlety sweet, it actually makes me think of the almost white wine flavor I get from Oban 14 if the Oban was very smoky. I smoked some ribs over pecan wood for several hours and then followed them with a dram of this Ardbeg and it was the perfect finish to the smoky meal.
Campfire. A few minutes opens it up to a hint of sweetness but mostly dominated by excellent smoke.
Smoke, Tar, ocean air. After a few minutes and a few sips I start to pick up on some white grape sweetness followed by a hint of spice.
Medium-long with smoke and subtle sweetness turning some what pleasantly bitter. Very little burn.
Een echte Islay. Eerst ruik je de pure, heftige geur van turfrook. Daarna komt echter al snel de jodium maar ook de vanille. Een stevige impact op de tong met eerst zout, citrusvruchten en iets als as (geen idee hoe dat smaakt trouwens). Moeilijk te omschrijven maar erg fijn!! Een licht zoete nasmaak. Een echte smaakuitdaging. Wauw.
perfect introduction scotch. nice balanced peat and smoke.
Mr. Smoke and Salt. See tasting details
Brine, smoke, seaweed, BBQ pork, slight gasoline, slight plastic/rubber
Smoke and salt
Astringent, mild burn, lingers for a bit
Simply superb, a great Islay whisky at the price point. The nose is sweet with citrus notes, balanced with peat and sea spray. On the palette the peat is much more pronounced, with notes of lemon, liquorice , salt, tobacco and rubber. For those looking to experience smoky whisky, this is a nice step further from Talisker, especially at under $100 AU.
Nose: strong peat. Light whisky. Alcoholic
Taste: Spice at tip of tongue. Light whisky. Light Spice. Peat. Fruity and sweet towards the end
delicious, light, with a great smoke finish
great, outstandingly smoky whisky
strong peat smoke, minimal iodine, sweetness an vanilla mite and more after time
SMOKE, a little bit of spice, later some sweetness, full-bodied
smoke remains long
so beautiful. smoke at it's best
Nice smoke,long ending. awesime
smooth but leaves you wanting
Fresh nose. Sweeter than laphroaig 10. No special flavor, but refreshing. Medicinal smell left in the glass.
Intensiv rauchig, trotzdem süß
Torfrauch, süße Beeren,Honig
Trockenfrüchte, sehr rauchig, Torf, dunkle Schokolade
trofrauch, Trockenfrüchte, Karamell, Honig
smoky peatty but thin mouth feel. don't get a lot of flavor outside smoke and peat
good peat flavor and a really nice smoth tast to it
For peat heads only.
Peat. Moss. Earth. Malt. Smoke. Medicinal. Heavy tar. Rubber.
very good. nice peat and gentle alcohol
I find it hard to distinct flavors behind the thick layer of peat smoke.
like tasting a bonfire. a really smoky one. not my cup of tea.
Too much smoke for me.
Very smooth smokey Whisky. Light amber colour
punchy, meaty peat. a touch of vanilla. it's a little young, but really nice.
Die Standard - Abfüllung von Ardbeg ist alles Andere als Standard - ein sehr guter Whisky.
smokey like drinking a campfire but in a good way. reminds me of those camping trips under the stars smelling of smoke. if you can get past the smoke it's really a lovely dram. would recommend for a more seasoned scotch drinker.
Affumicato e con sapore legnoso... fantastico!
Very tasteful, although different from other common brands. Liked it because of the woody smoked flavour.
Этот виски не оставит вас равнодушным. Запах и вкус точно вас удивят. Запах дыма, мяса - очень стойкий и распространяется вокруг. Вкус - очень дымный и сладковат.
Mmm, sweet, sweet peat! Nice finish.
strong peat smoke and alcohol smell smoke dominates.i love peated whisky's but this one is just raw peat smoke and alcohol taste/smell.not balanced whatsoever.not my whisky not gonna buy this one again
alcoholic sharpness,peat smoke fruit
long and smokey
Can't go wrong with this one. Peat, smoke and Islay.
Nice whisky to start to enjoy peat
An excellent malt, with a fantastic and powerful peat, but it is absolutely not just peat. To the nose prominent comes the peat, then a citrusy side of lemon, cocoa, a fruity note, a slight vanilla and finally a toasted note.
On the palate: again the first encounter is peat, powerful and persistent but which leaves room for hints of lemon juice, a very slight salted caramel and pepper, and finally sweeter notes of fruit then iodine with a light seaweed.
Medium-long finish in which smoke and peated essence dominate then a pinch of coffee beans and a hint of vanilla.
I love this whiskey because it has a great character.
Rauchig, Torfig, Kräftig, langer Abgang. Sehr gut!
Verdammt gut! Macht Spaß!
Holz, Torf, Rauch
Ran across this in a store and decided to try it..... ohh my the smoke
smoke from 5 feet away..totally engulfs sense of smell
if you could eat the ashes of a fire..this is what they would taste like...this is not said in bad way..it's just very smokey like nothing I have ever had
very long finish..with a hint of something..fruit? but it is hard to discern with the smoke
peat, smoke, meat
lekker. ruikt naar gerookte inktvis, doet me daardoor denken aan Japan. een wat spicy, rokerige, zoute smaak.
Strong but inviting smoke nosed from five steps away. Smoke engulfs palate while citrus flavors emerge. Very long finish.
Not thick enough for my liking, but still okay
smokey and sweet. i liked it.
Peaty and spicy. Very strong nose which hits you immediately.
Good peat and spice
Peaty at first, then converts to spice with flavors of anise and similar taste. Sweet at the same time.
Quick finish but the sweet taste lingers for a while.
very peaty. smokey. acetone like nose but the flavor and mouth feel/flavor is incredible of a time.
can't go wrong! nicely peated, sparkly and light behind the smoke, some citrus and sweet fruits, but still packs a punch.
Nose: Smoke and salt. Slight medicinal.
Mouth: Light mouthfeel. Brine and campfire smoke. Slight citrus sweetness but is mostly a warming fire. Pepper spice.
Finish: Finishes long and warm with spice on the throat in the most pleasant way. Smoke lingers asking for another sip.
Peaty and smokey, bordering medicinal.
Ah strong and smokey taste as promised on the bottle. Delicious!
Sûrement le meilleur Islay à mon goût.
Puissant en goût, rond et pas agressif malgré une telle démonstration de caractère !
Il est incroyable
À ne pas offrir à un débutant qui pourrait être dérouté par tant de caractère !!!
The trusty goto for peaty, briny and clearly Islay Scotch. Not the scotch for introducing people to the world, but a great way to move to the adult's table.
If you are after a Smoky and peaty scotch that can be everyday dram. This might be it. it hits all the right notes, Smoky, Peaty, and Briny.
Nose: smoke, peat, salty seaside air, citrus honey and light vanilla caramel
Palate: full bodied, heavy peat and smoke, orange citrus, vanilla cream
Finish: long and smoky, sea salt, semi-dry with lingering sweetness
what an Islay whisky... very nice flavors of peat, smoke, salt and sweetness at the back end. interesting whisky but I still believe the Lagavullin 16 is more balanced
This particular scotch is too strong to be a regular part of any collection.
Sweet, ashy smoke. Arbeg has its signature style and this whisky is something, every true Scotch lover should have tried at least once.
2017-05-04 Ardbeg, Islay
True smoke and peat, balanced, very comfortable to drink
Wat een genot, haardvuur en toffels. Turf met een heerlijke nasmaak zoet en zout, top.
smokey, strong and sweet
Hadn't tasted the Ten for a couple of years until I opened this bottle, but it's still one of my favourite Islay bottlings. A definite Islay canon. A must have in the collection of any Islay fan.
Peat, smoky, dark chocolate, vanilla, gingerbread...
Peat, sea salt, toffee, citrus, cumin...
Peat, wet barley, salt, orange, eucalyptus...
stroperig, koekdeeg, koffie, vettig, salmiak, honing
Islay at its best.
Hot, peaty and rich taste and flavour.
Oh the smoke, the smoke. “I love the smell of campfire in the morning.” A hint of lemon. Palate: oily and smooth, just a bit of caramel. Long lasting.
Peaty AF smell
Smooth start. Unique and long smokey finish. Very love-it-or-hate-it drop.
Maybe my favourite single malt under 100€
Heavily peated and smoked, vanilla, lime and iodine.
Very well balanced with a very long finish
If you like Islay's malts, you absolutely have to try this expression
le plus intense des peat sans aucun doute
smoke, ripe fruit, peatiness 😀
slight smoke, great wood
vanilla, chocolate and great peatiness
ripe fruit and vanilla
Great for heavy smoke lovers 👍
Beautiful Islay, Peat smoke, fruit and smoked meats
Peat smoke, Brine, bandaid
Smoke, apricot, sweetness
mild peat with a medium harshness good
very strong peat which makes smoky taste fabulous to the palate
Honig und viel Rauch.
Lagerfeuerrauch und Ardbeg-Süße. Lecker.
Must have for Islay fans
So glad grabbing a bottle of this icon. Strong peaty aroma and flavor, followed by sea salt, minerality and lemon citrus.
strong smoke and peat, some woody and grainy tones mixed with fruity sweetness beneath. opaque haze after addition of water. just beautiful whisky
rokerig, stevig, voor de liefhebber van peated
Perfectly balanced. Great place to start if you want to get into peat whisky. Smooth on the tongue.
Slightly oily, hints of coco.
I guess Islay just isn't my thing. I liked the smoky taste and finish, but it was hard to get past the nose. The main aroma I got was iodine or what I might describe as Sharpy Marker. Overall, I think my money will be best spent elsewhere.
Peaty and Smokey dram. for the campfires lovers
Salty liquorice, sweet fruits, pepper and spices. Great one!
smoke and peat. outstanding value.
Classic Islay. No color and non chill filtered. Heavy peat. Some citrus. Very good value for the money.
Spices and chimney , you bite a burnt log :-)
Fumé, zeste de citron, terre humide, incendie.
Punto di riferimento per i torbati giovani.
Similar to Laphroaig 10with a touch more peat. Delightful!
ardbeg is the perfect Isla scotch for the everyday drinker. it punches you in the face with salt and peat and it doesn't apologize.
Heavily peated with a hint of sweetness, salt, and iodine. All in a good balance.
Strong smoke to the nose and tounge. But really enjoyable
Good solid Islay malt with a classic peaty, smoky taste. I find it similar to the Laphroaig 10 year, but not quite as full bodied.
Peat and smoke, pepper and faint notes of fruit, perhaps orange peel.
Pleasant and lasting. Peaty and peppery.
Great whisky for the Islay first-timer, very welcoming nose, nice on the tongue, just the right amount of peat
really enjoyed the smoothness of this whisky very similar to the laphroaig 10 year but the flavors i found to be slightly more intense and yet smooth a great whisky to have around a fireplace'
very warm and smoky,
light feel. full peat.
Briny, smoky, bacony goodness, with hints of sweet tobacco and licorice root.
Strong smoke, but smooth with slight sweetness underneath
Medicinal and earthy. Unique Islay flavours. Very nice.
Very earthy and tastes of minerals. Very unique taste compared to the other Islay whiskies.
I thought the peat & smoke were well restrained. Light mouthfeel. Crisp & somewhat delicate. Ultra smooth. Perfect balance. Yummy!
love the smoky taste without getting slapped too hard by the peat. Very enjoyable
lovely peat. very light color
zeer rokerig met een volle smaak
This is an Islay single malt Scotch, smoky, peaty and it is as smooth as a ten-year-old gets. It is comparable to Laphroaig, but I find it less medicinal, less of an iodine flavor. Very much for Islay lovers. If you like a good cigar, are a smoker, or you like smoky foods, you might give this a try. Top in it’s category.
heavy pray on the nose, Listerine and wood on the tongue
smoky as hell with a very light taste. Very interesting dram to try but not my cup of tea
smoky as hell with a very light taste. Almost feels like drinking a burnt out fireplace Very interesting dram
you need to try this one to understand the beauty of it
amazing smoke flavor...even if i am not a fan of smoke flavors...this one just works perfectly for me!
Sehr rauchig, süss mit salzigen noten. Am anfang mild süsslich dann kommen die aromen. Super Whisky
Sehr rauchig, süss mit leicht salzigen noten. Am Anfang mild süsslich, kurz darauf sind die 46% spürbar. Nicht sehr komplex
very simple. smoke and ash with a hint of sweetness.
Bra dom fan
peat, smoke, sweet, salt, dry fruit, complex
Très tourbé, légèrement fort qui reste longtemps en bouche. Pour les amateurs de tourbe. Finir avec celui ci.
heavy peated leaving mostly a Smokey taste and scent, with some spice and a small degree of sweetness
just not my taste
very smokey, very dominant taste
Classic peaty Ardbeg flavor, definitely a bottle that I would keep on the shelf.
smokey, earthiness..good full body taste.
Tar, lots of smoke, very strong flavours. This one is excellent
Bevuto una sola volta e l'ho trovato ottimo. Una torbatura violenta. Lo riproveró assolutamente.
Smoked meats/brine. Stay away if you are not a fan of smoke/peat. Otherwise a fun dram.
Smoked Bacon/Ham. hints of maple and brine.
Smoke heavy, but smoothed out compared to other brands (i.e. Laphroiag). Balanced body.
Keeps going for a while.
Erg aanwezige turfgeur. Beter dan verwacht, maar turf en rook zeer aanwezig.
Thick peat smoke aroma with sweet and fruity hints. Very intriguing body, with salty notes. Intense finish with persistent roasted beans (chocolate, coffe) and smoke flavours.
Now one of my regular whiskies
Viel Rauch und Torf, füllt den Mund schön aus.
Sehr langer Abgang.
Gut gemacht, insgesamt aber etwas eindimensional.
Smokey, not necessarily peaty , but cigar smokey. Oily, so it goes down easily. Extremely enjoyable whisky
really peaty, seawater brine, really oily, smoked fish, burnt lemon
Ive tasted this several times. Consistent, and allways good. Smoke, brine, vanilla, earthiness. Allways nice to come back to.
typical ardbeg ash tray smoke with currents of honey vanilla and oak mixed throughout. long pleasant finish. gotta love ardbeg
Very nice and smokey
Good smoth taste.
A wonderful smokey taste and a good alternative for Laphroaig 10y. Absolutely worth money spent.
about as close as it gets to the best, price and satisfaction are amazing
didn't expect to like peat after Laphroaig 10, but this one broke my stereotype, very pleasant taste
85 en alweer gekocht
This is my first Islay whisky and I must say, I'm positively surprised. After pouring a dram the peat smoke is very upfront. The color is almost like white wine. After a while in the glass the peat smoke fades a bit to the background and a briny citrus scent comes trough.
Oily mouthfeel, sweet vanilla and spicy oak at first, a tingle on the tongue followed by peat smoke.
Long, warm dry finish where smoke fades into tobacco and a bit of leather in the background.
A great introduction to peated whiskies in my opinion.
Süßlich rauchig torfig. macht Spaß. Medium finish.
This was my first heavy peat scotch. Heavy smoke smell and taste. Definitely a slow sipper for me which I enjoyed. Will buy again.
Fairly imbalanced. Heaps of smoke and spice warmth easily overpower any subtle flavours which are vying for attention. Take a little and work the whisky on your tongue to get the most from it.
Peat, sweet barbecue meats, hint of citrus and vanilla.
Smooth vanilla for a second, lime, a surge of smoke brings an abrasive spice.
Long & potent; Sea salt, herbal tang and seaside smoke.
Welch ein kraftvolles Volumen.
A good heavy peated whisky for a nice price. One of my favourite peated ones!
My new no 1 wiskey.
its oke, there are better whiskys like this for that price
I had some kind of reverence before approaching this malt for the first time, so I delayed it a bit in my Islay tasting map.
Once I finally purchased a bottle, I've been impressed by its strong full taste and clear natural colour.
Not only peat in this malt, but some lemon and an intriguing medicinal taste. Thin on the palate and rich rich long finish, for a very peculiar and strong dram. Thumbs up!
A little weak; not as well-rounded as Lagavulin 16; not as much punch as Laphroaig 10. I didn't much like it.
Like others have said, very heavy peat, smoke, and a little ham and medicinal taste as well. I found out I'm not into traditional Islays after exploring this, but it does have a long lingering finish that will almost haunt you. That aspect may bring me back later on given the right circumstance.
got better the longer I had the bottle
Smoke, bonfire, seaweed, spice and salt and pepper on the nose. Packs a sudden punch of sweetness and floral notes with a thin coating texture. Got medicinal tones with a loooong finish and an aftertaste of cigar box cedar. Divine
Smokey, peatey, this whisky is an embodiment of my love of islay.
Super smokey, peaty and rubbery medicinal nose. Taste instantly starts a smoldering fire, lowering down sweetly. Incredibly long, smokey finish.
Iodine, peat smoke, malted barley on the nose. Earthy smoke and spice on the middle of the tongue, the smoke lingers in the finish. Ardbeg 10 isn't bad, but I prefer extreme peat and smoke, and this falls short.
Great to keep in the cabinet to introduce people to heavy smoke. Cheap enough to drink on the regular
Vanilla, peat, citrus.
Vanilla, citrus, smoke
Definite value for quality. The peat and smoke are evident throughout and abundantly present on the nose and palate. Behind the peat and smoke are salt, charcoal and citrus, which start on the nose and transfer to the palate. Hints of sweetness come out on the finish. Superb entry level Ardberg with a very reasonable price tag.
My fav whisky
pracht whisky, mijn favoriet
peat, chocolate, malt
peat, spice, chocolate, seaweed
Spicy peat monster
fair amount of bonfire smoke counterpointed by a sweet citric freshness. Something organically spicy, maybe ginger.
Oak now, and oranges. And hot woodsmoke again.
Ends with some bitter chocolate and pepper.
That's how you get hooked on Ardbergs
Torf, Salzwasser, medizinische Schärfe
Komprimiert, wenig Komplexität; sehr rauchig, leicht süß
Kurzer, kräftiger Geschmack, schneller Abgang
THE example of peat. Hits you very hard, but keeps some complexity. Someone hesitating what to understand by 'peated' whisky needs to taste this one.
An absolutely lovely peaty whisky, with very strong taste of smoke and wood with a hint of liquorice.
Bit of a sharp taste, Peat kicks in after a few seconds
too peaty for me
Nice whisky. taste disappear quite quickly
Toller bekannter Standart für den täglichen After-work Genuss.
Great whisky for the price. Great taste and palate. Enjoyable to the full extent
Very strong peat and smoke to the nose...
extremely light colour...
sweet on the pallet, warm on the hold, warm going down and smooth finish.
At the top of my list...
smooth, oily, interesting, but watery
Very peaty, long lasting. Has a very unique smell, almost like TCP anti septic, tastes like smoky leather and tobacco. Not one of my favourites, but still enjoyable
perfekt på vintern
At home I replaced my empty Uigeadail with this Ardbeg Ten.
Bottled at 46%, this expression had no filtering nor additional colouring. The appearance is almost like white wine.
You immediately know what you can expect when the bottle is opened. Peat fills the room.
First nosing also gives peat only,
But after a while other stuff comes trough. Heavy dry oak, orange, smoked ham(umami), a forest after a rain shower and the usual Islay components like iodine, brine and bonfire.
The very pleasant sweet taste is a bit malty, but spicy oak and a teeth covering oily caramel keep this one well rounded and balanced.
The long sweet spicy finish is very peaty, aromatic and intense.
I got forest, brine, hospital, citrus, caramel, tar, espresso, nuts and so on and so on.
Altough this one has an age statement, I think the Nas Uigeadail is a bit better on all parts of the tasting.
Still, very nice and very advisable.
This one has a fixed spot in the head group of all available 10 year old single malts I think.
Heerlijke Islay om meer te beginnen. Sterke geur en smaak van rook met toch een heerlijke zoete smaak erdoor
peaty and smooth. long warm finish
peat, spice, sweet, medicinal
sweet and peppery and medicine.
very peaty, strong, burny
Wonderful stuff get me back to Islay.... Mmmmm
peat at it's best with a smooth silky finnish...one of my favourites at the mo!!!
This surprisignly pale and quite thin dram has a simple and smoky nose, with a hint of floral sweetness that alludes to coffee, but that's as far as the floral notes get. The palate is an immediate black pepper punch that sticks around and almost overpowers, but then gives way to all kinds of rich salt. Seaweed and miso come to the fore once the spice has finished, and these carry right on through to its long finish. The level of salt here is almost too much: this is not a carefully balanced Islay, but a full-on flourish through the peat and all the way out to sea. Not particularly complex, this is definitely one for only certain occasions, but I like its strength, its boldness and its clinging finish
Smoke, coffee grind, salt.
Black pepper, salt, seaweed, miso.
Very salty end.
Smoky one drink
way to smoky. The only taste is smoke. Bah
Smokey with lots of flavour breaking through. Not a one trick pony, which makes it a keeper.
Rosemary, thyme and salt, supported by rich peat
Fabuleux arômes dominés par un nez et gout fumée .
Fantastic. My favorite scotch.
Heavy peat smoke, ash, seaweed, fennel
medicinal, sour apple, pepper
back to the heavy peat smoke
smoke and peat, great....
Color: bright gold
Nose: extraordinary! Flowers, citrus fruits, vanilla, caramel, smoke, backed apples, prunes, oak cask
Palate: strong, intense, sweet, fruity, peaty, vanilla, caramel
Finish: long and pleasant, smokey and intense
Compared with Lapghroaig 10yo, this one is much more complex, but less smokey, less peaty
Definitely one of the best whyskies I've ever tasted. Actually it's going to be my number TWO, after Aberlour A'bunadh
A good, kick you in the teeth peat whisky. It does settle and opens up.
Amazing peaty 10 yrs old islay. introductory ardbeg with citrus notes and honey finish. fresh peat taste with camp fire smoke. not for the faint of heart
peat, lots of smoke, iodine, salmiak and sweetness. Quite simular to Laphroiag 10 but more complex and less overwhelming. Nice long finish too. Highly recommended.
it keeps reminding me of smoked salmon in the smell and the taste for me reminded me of olives and olive oil. It's a basic islay whisky
smoked salmon and olives
Very nice on the palate, long finish, excellent single malt.
для меня слишком резко, запах лучше вкуса
it tastes like band aids how do people enjoy this
nice smokey smell not to overwelming. nice smokey taste, usually im not in to peat, but this a keeper
Really nice, not so drastic smoke aroma. A bit tough alcohol on tongue. Then fine sweetness and a long lasting taste.
Gut rauchig wie Speck und danach süß. Angenehmer, langer Nachgeschmack.
Very tastefull, sweet and peaty.
rauchig lagerfeuer Asche danach angenehme süße
Spitzen Whisky mit einem starken Geschmack nach Rauch und Torf.
Schöner rauchiger Whisky. Ein muss in jeder Sammlung.
Tourbé, fumé avec subtilité, un de mes whisky préféré.
Smoke smoke smoke! Hits you directly in your face! Kind of heavy sweetness with a pince of salt
Another fine Islay whisky. Not as complex and as richly satisfying to me as the Laphroaig 10-year old, but still very enjoyable.
strong smoky long lasting taste
Not my kind of whisky
Best Islay Standrad! Strong, smoky, peaty, sweet... Great single malt!
Strong smoke, little malty, little sweetness, seagrass. Just impressing!
Peaty smoke again, then more sweetness comes. Maritim. Instant spices and salt.
Long and salty.
Tourbé , fumé un grand classique.
peaty..smoky...and in a good price...from the best ardbeg's and of course with an age
Peat, smoke, salt, hint of sugar, in my opinion this is the epitome of 10 year old single malts
Islay, noch doubt! Peat, Smoke, Salt with a surprising sweetnes
A smoky whisky with citrus fruits and licorice in it. Leaves a warming peat smoke finish
On behalf of Islay(and Ardbeg)
peaty and smork
Rich and long
A very good islay single malt. Quite heavily peated but good. It has a long and smoky aftertaste.
peat monster. classic taste and consistent batches.
licht gerookte, weinig afdronk
Very peaty and smoky. Nice flavours.
Perhaps just too much for me, not my brand.
Wonderful. Slightly more complex than the Laphroig 10yo.
Peat, smoke, iodine, salt...like Laphroaig 10 but not quite as good
poisseux maritime tourbé gras réglisse
Peat and Smoke, Sea Salt and costal iodine.
New reviews are moderated, so they won't be visible directly.
Islay, Single Malt, 57.1%
Islay, Single Malt, 43%