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Ardbeg 10

Postby kildalton » Mon Oct 16, 2006 4:23 pm

I'd like to know if the first batches of Ardbeg 10(the ones with"introducing 10 y.o" on the box)taste different from the later stocks...

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Re: Ardbeg 10

Postby duckmcf » Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:55 am

kildalton wrote:I'd like to know if the first batches of Ardbeg 10(the ones with"introducing 10 y.o" on the box)taste different from the later stocks...

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I've not done a side by side, but I'd swear blind that the earlier 10yo wasn't as good as the current batch. Having said that it's entirely possible that my sense of taste has change since I first tried the 10yo back in 2002/3.

I guess the only way to be sure is to find an original bottle and sample it next to a current bottle.....
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Postby Di Blasi » Tue Oct 17, 2006 5:46 am

Huh?? Introducing the new 10??? Is that out now? I thought this is for 2008, the continutation of Very Young, Still Young, and following Almost There???
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Postby Whiskana » Tue Oct 17, 2006 6:20 am

Di Blasi wrote:Huh?? Introducing the new 10??? Is that out now? I thought this is for 2008, the continutation of Very Young, Still Young, and following Almost There???


Probably Kildalton meant these different boxes...or something... :D

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My Ardbeg Ten was bought around the year 2000 and it was 'without introducing'. Haven't tried the other...
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Postby kildalton » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:59 am

Many thanks.
Yes I refer to the first packaging of 10y.o,
probably it went out soon after reopening of the distillery.
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Postby duckmcf » Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:22 pm

kildalton wrote:Many thanks.
Yes I refer to the first packaging of 10y.o.....

As did I.

My view is that I simply can't believe how good the current run-of-the-mill 10yo is. When it first came out in 2002 (might've been earlier, might've been later) I don't recall likeing it anywhere near as much as I do now.

Perhaps it's simply that the current 10yo has more age on it than the 10yo of a few years ago. Or, perhaps it was because back then I was drinking Ardbeg 17 (far too often for my own good) and as a result I'm completely mistaken and the 10yo is more-or-less the same now as it was 3 years ago and I've just been re-calibrated in the absence of the 17yo..... I really don't know.

One thing I do know is that before the next new batch of 10yo comes on line some time in 2008, I plan onhaving a good stash of the existing 10yo in my larder......
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Postby hpulley » Tue Oct 17, 2006 12:37 pm

The TEN has changed a bit over the years since introduction but has always been a constant occupant of my whisky shelf and is the whisky of which I've drunk the most bottles. I quite enjoy the current stock in Ontario but it could be a few years old for all I know. Like you I plan to get a stock of it before the new one comes out but not much, just a case or so as I know there is no way I can stash away a lifetime supply. I'm confident that the 2008 edition will be excellent, though undoubtedly different.

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Postby kildalton » Tue Oct 17, 2006 1:09 pm

and by the way I hope they'll bottle some batches of the new 10 at cask strength :D
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Postby jimidrammer » Tue Oct 17, 2006 4:46 pm

I've had one with the "Introducing Ten years old" and I can't say I noticed a difference, but that was not a side by side comparison.
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Postby Di Blasi » Fri Oct 20, 2006 12:43 pm

Ardbeg Ten is the whisky I began with, and I too have consumed more of that than any other whisky. But I wonder if it these 2 differ? Is the "Introducing" box newer or older? I would guess it's from awhile back, as they'd probably use the "Introducing" on the new one in 2008.
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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:29 pm

Like Di Biasi and hpulley, Ardbeg 10 is the one whisky i've never been without for some years now...

Do notice slight differences from time to time, but maybe that's me being too subjective, or the dram getting sweeter as the bottle empties. Still, "bang 4 buck" it's gotta be the best value out there...

As homer would say."Mmmmm!Aaaaaaaardbeg|!"
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Postby Reggaeblues » Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:33 pm

P.S.To any British Islayjunkies reading this,I picked up a bottle of Laphroaig quarter cask at Oddbins yesterday...for £20.99.

Shouldn't be telling you this - there'll be none left by the time i need a next bottle... but, hey, i'm just that kinda guy!
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Postby Spirit of Islay » Fri Oct 20, 2006 3:47 pm

Reggaeblues wrote:P.S.To any British Islayjunkies reading this,I picked up a bottle of Laphroaig quarter cask at Oddbins yesterday...for £20.99.




Hi Reggaeblues
Picked up an Ardbeg TEN at Tescos last night for £21.47 , even better !!!!!
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Postby BruceCrichton » Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:28 am

Laphroaig 1/4 cask is on offer in Tesco for the next 3 weeks - at £5 off.

Just broke open my bottle of VY Ardbeg and it was delicious.
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