Ardbeg 10 Year Old Ten

Ardbeg 10 Year Old Ten
Whisky Ardbeg 10 Year Old Ten
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Type Single Malt
Cask Bourbon cask
Age 10 years old
Abv 46%
Rating 83/100

About

Ardbeg is a whisky distillery in Port Ellen, on the south coast of the isle of Islay in Scotland. The distillery has been producing whisky since 1798 and is owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy. Ardbeg whisky is considered to be among the peatiest in the world, while many whisky experts rank their Uigeadail bottling amongst the world's best whiskies.
Reviews of Ardbeg 10 Year Old Ten
says on May 26, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

smoky
light color
smooth

says on May 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 70/100
Color: White wine

General description

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.

says on May 21, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: White wine

General description

got better the longer I had the bottle

says on May 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

👍

says on May 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

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

says on May 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

Smokey, peatey, this whisky is an embodiment of my love of islay.

says on April 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 74/100
Color: Deep gold

General description

Super smokey, peaty and rubbery medicinal nose. Taste instantly starts a smoldering fire, lowering down sweetly. Incredibly long, smokey finish.

says on April 16, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smoky taste.

says on April 15, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Pale gold

General description

Great to keep in the cabinet to introduce people to heavy smoke. Cheap enough to drink on the regular

Nose

Vanilla, peat, citrus.

Palate

Vanilla, citrus, smoke

Finish

Smoke, whiskey

says on April 14, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 83/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

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.

says on April 10, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Amber

General description

My fav whisky

says on April 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Pale staw

General description

pracht whisky, mijn favoriet

Nose

peat, chocolate, malt

Palate

peat, spice, chocolate, seaweed

says on April 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Pale gold

General description

Spicy peat monster

Nose

fair amount of bonfire smoke counterpointed by a sweet citric freshness. Something organically spicy, maybe ginger.

Palate

Oak now, and oranges. And hot woodsmoke again.

Finish

Ends with some bitter chocolate and pepper.

says on March 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 68/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Pale staw

General description

Guter Standard

Nose

Torf, Salzwasser, medizinische Schärfe

Palate

Komprimiert, wenig Komplexität; sehr rauchig, leicht süß

Finish

Kurzer, kräftiger Geschmack, schneller Abgang

says on March 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 81/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

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.

says on March 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

An absolutely lovely peaty whisky, with very strong taste of smoke and wood with a hint of liquorice.

says on March 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 76/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Bit of a sharp taste, Peat kicks in after a few seconds

says on March 22, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 28/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

too peaty for me

says on March 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Amber

General description

Nice whisky. taste disappear quite quickly

says on March 19, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Toller bekannter Standart für den täglichen After-work Genuss.

says on March 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 95/100
Color: Russetmuscat

General description

Great whisky for the price. Great taste and palate. Enjoyable to the full extent

says on March 4, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

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...

says on March 3, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

geweldig

says on February 24, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 75/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

smooth, oily, interesting, but watery

says on February 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

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

says on February 18, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: White wine

General description

perfekt på vintern

says on February 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

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.
Nice!!!

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.

92 points.

says on February 17, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Heerlijke Islay om meer te beginnen. Sterke geur en smaak van rook met toch een heerlijke zoete smaak erdoor

says on February 12, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: White wine

General description

peaty and smooth. long warm finish

says on February 2, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 87/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

peat, spice, sweet, medicinal

says on January 30, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

sweet and peppery and medicine.

says on January 27, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 16/100
Color: White wine

General description

very peaty, strong, burny

says on January 25, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

Wonderful stuff get me back to Islay.... Mmmmm

says on January 20, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

peat at it's best with a smooth silky finnish...one of my favourites at the mo!!!

says on January 11, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Pale staw

General description

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

Nose

Smoke, coffee grind, salt.

Palate

Black pepper, salt, seaweed, miso.

Finish

Very salty end.

says on January 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 100/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

totaly great

says on January 8, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smoky one drink

says on January 7, 2018
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 30/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

way to smoky. The only taste is smoke. Bah

says on January 1, 2018
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

too smokey

says on December 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Smokey with lots of flavour breaking through. Not a one trick pony, which makes it a keeper.

says on December 9, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Rosemary, thyme and salt, supported by rich peat

says on November 23, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Color: White wine

General description

Fabuleux arômes dominés par un nez et gout fumée .

says on November 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Pale gold

General description

Fantastic. My favorite scotch.

Nose

Heavy peat smoke, ash, seaweed, fennel

Palate

medicinal, sour apple, pepper

Finish

back to the heavy peat smoke

says on November 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 86/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

smoke and peat, great....

says on November 12, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 93/100
Finish strength: Short
Color: Pale staw

General description

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
93/100

says on November 7, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

A good, kick you in the teeth peat whisky. It does settle and opens up.

says on November 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 84/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

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

says on November 3, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

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.

says on October 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 70/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: Gin clear

General description

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

Nose

peat
olive
smoked salmon

Palate

olive
peaty
smoked salmón

Finish

smoked salmon and olives

says on October 5, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Deep copper

General description

Very nice on the palate, long finish, excellent single malt.

says on October 4, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 64/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

для меня слишком резко, запах лучше вкуса

says on September 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 10/100
Color: White wine

General description

it tastes like band aids how do people enjoy this

says on August 31, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 60/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

salmiak. rook

says on August 16, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 85/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

nice smokey smell not to overwelming. nice smokey taste, usually im not in to peat, but this a keeper

says on June 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: White wine

General description

Really nice, not so drastic smoke aroma. A bit tough alcohol on tongue. Then fine sweetness and a long lasting taste.

says on June 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Gut rauchig wie Speck und danach süß. Angenehmer, langer Nachgeschmack.

says on May 22, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Very tastefull, sweet and peaty.

says on May 11, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

rauchig lagerfeuer Asche danach angenehme süße

says on April 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Spitzen Whisky mit einem starken Geschmack nach Rauch und Torf.

says on April 20, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Chestnutoloroso sherry

General description

Schöner rauchiger Whisky. Ein muss in jeder Sammlung.

says on April 16, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Tourbé, fumé avec subtilité, un de mes whisky préféré.

says on April 16, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: White wine

General description

Smoke smoke smoke! Hits you directly in your face! Kind of heavy sweetness with a pince of salt

says on March 28, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 88/100
Color: Yellow gold

General description

Another fine Islay whisky. Not as complex and as richly satisfying to me as the Laphroaig 10-year old, but still very enjoyable.

says on March 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 94/100
Color: Amber

General description

strong smoky long lasting taste

says on March 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 23/100
Color: White wine

General description

Not my kind of whisky

says on March 17, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 91/100
Finish strength: Long
Color: White wine

General description

Best Islay Standrad! Strong, smoky, peaty, sweet... Great single malt!

Nose

Strong smoke, little malty, little sweetness, seagrass. Just impressing!

Palate

Peaty smoke again, then more sweetness comes. Maritim. Instant spices and salt.

Finish

Long and salty.

says on March 6, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 40/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

heavy

says on February 23, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 87/100
Color: Jonquiripe corn

General description

Tourbé , fumé un grand classique.

says on February 19, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

peaty..smoky...and in a good price...from the best ardbeg's and of course with an age

says on February 5, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Peat, smoke, salt, hint of sugar, in my opinion this is the epitome of 10 year old single malts

says on February 1, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

Islay, noch doubt! Peat, Smoke, Salt with a surprising sweetnes

says on January 30, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

A smoky whisky with citrus fruits and licorice in it. Leaves a warming peat smoke finish

says on January 21, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Finish strength: Very long
Color: Old gold

General description

On behalf of Islay(and Ardbeg)

Nose

peaty and smork

Finish

Rich and long

says on January 19, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

A very good islay single malt. Quite heavily peated but good. It has a long and smoky aftertaste.

says on January 17, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 90/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

peat monster. classic taste and consistent batches.

says on January 14, 2017
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 61/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

licht gerookte, weinig afdronk

says on December 27, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 73/100
Color: Tawny

General description

Very peaty and smoky. Nice flavours.

says on December 27, 2016
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 65/100
Color: Gin clear

General description

Perhaps just too much for me, not my brand.

says on December 11, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 89/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

Wonderful. Slightly more complex than the Laphroig 10yo.

says on December 7, 2016
Would you buy this again? No
Rating: 85/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

Peat, smoke, iodine, salt...like Laphroaig 10 but not quite as good

says on October 6, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 92/100
Color: Pale gold

General description

poisseux maritime tourbé gras réglisse

says on August 5, 2016
Would you buy this again? Yes
Rating: 80/100
Color: Pale staw

General description

Peat and Smoke, Sea Salt and costal iodine.

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Flavour profile

  • Peat
  • Smoke
  • Salt
  • Sweet
  • Smoky
  • Fruit
  • Citrus
  • Malt
  • Vanilla
  • Lemon
  • Complex
  • Strong
  • Sea
  • Iodine
  • Fresh
  • Tar
  • Spice
  • Long finish
  • Pepper
  • Dry
  • Medicinal
  • Ash
  • Good
  • Chocolate
  • Pale gold
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