gibletking says on July 15, 2018
about as close as it gets to the best, price and satisfaction are amazing
|Whisky||Ardbeg 10 Year Old Ten|
|Age||10 years old|
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
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.
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.
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.
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