jesusmmn says on May 18, 2019
very good. nice peat and gentle alcohol
|Whisky||Ardbeg 10 Year Old Ten|
|Age||10 years old|
very good. nice peat and gentle alcohol
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.
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
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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