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NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

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NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:40 pm

There is to be a 'new' Ardbeg 10 year old (Glenmorangie era) at 46% ABV.

It will have more fruity complexity than the older 10 but will still be fully in line with the housestyle of Ardbeg

The 'new' 10 year old will have new packaging but it will still be recognisably Ardbeg 10.

What Ardbeg will be doing is not is over promoting the whisky as the "new 10" but simply smartening up its look.
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Newbie » Mon Jun 09, 2008 3:30 pm

Good to see that there'll be some way to distinguish between the 'old 10' and 'new 10'!

Looking forward to doing a comparison between the two and the renaissance!

Does any of the current L8 - 2008 bottlings contain any of the new Glenmorangie distilate?

Since the new 10yo will be a 'true 10yo' this will relieve pressure from the older stocks (15/16 year old) that has been used. Will this mean that this can be used for a new expression in the near future? Say an 17yo...
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Wave » Mon Jun 09, 2008 5:14 pm

Newbie wrote:
Will this mean that this can be used for a new expression in the near future? Say an 17yo...


Hopeully they don't treat it as the older 17yr and bottle it at 40%. :|
I'm quite happy with todays non chill-filtered Beist.


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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Di Blasi » Mon Jun 09, 2008 11:01 pm

Looking forward to it already, sounds great!
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Sherried Malt » Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:45 am

Eelbrook, any idea when the new 10 might be released? Will it be available in the States too?

Thanks.
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Sherried Malt » Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:53 am

Newbie wrote:Looking forward to doing a comparison between the two

Since the new 10yo will be a 'true 10yo' this will relieve pressure from the older stocks (15/16 year old) that has been used.


Any educated guesses or speculation on how the new 10 will match up without having some of the older stocks used in the old 10?
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby lohssanami » Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:26 am

As far as I've heard, the new 10 most likely won't be available before August, and yes, it will be available in the US. It is replacing the "old" 10, and therefore one of Ardbeg's staple expressions.
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Newbie » Tue Jun 10, 2008 1:12 pm

Sherried Malt wrote:
Newbie wrote:Looking forward to doing a comparison between the two

Since the new 10yo will be a 'true 10yo' this will relieve pressure from the older stocks (15/16 year old) that has been used.


Any educated guesses or speculation on how the new 10 will match up without having some of the older stocks used in the old 10?


Your best bet is to try the Renaissance. Its essentially a cask strength version of the new 10yo.
Initial reactions to the Renaissance have been very positive and IMO its very good but seems 'drier' than the current 10yo.

I've not tried the Renaissance side by side with the current 10yo (have none open :o ) but I'll have to so sometime!
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:28 pm

Has anyone sampled this yet anywhere? Will it be at Whisky Fringe, perhaps?
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:04 pm

Think I'll be stocking up on the old version while I can................ just in case.........or even by the case :wink:
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:18 pm

Crieftan wrote:................ just in case.........


In Case of what ?
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby les taylor » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:34 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:
Crieftan wrote:................ just in case.........


In Case of what ?


In case he can't get the old Ten anymore?
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:40 pm

I case the new one tastes like Toilet Duck...

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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Spirit of Islay » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:23 pm

butephoto wrote:I case the new one tastes like Toilet Duck...


No way will it taste like Springbank :P
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby les taylor » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:39 pm

Spirit of Islay wrote:
butephoto wrote:I case the new one tastes like Toilet Duck...


No way will it taste like Springbank :P



Is that Springduck. :D
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Newbie » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:40 pm

The new 10 is on its way...
Check out Spirit of Islays excellent site for pics http://www.spiritofislay.net/

Not a dramatic change but the update definitely brings more modern feel to the packaging while still making it recognisable as an Ardbeg.
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Willie JJ » Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:53 pm

I rarely say this but I like the new packaging. Nicely in line with the AVY, ASY, AAT, AR series.

Really looking forward to it hitting the shelves (and my glass).

Mark if the first thing I taste when I try it is Toilet Duck then I'm holding you responsible. :)
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Klas » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:33 pm

Nice one. Thanks for the pictures Spirit of Islay!
I am pleased that the bottle in itself remains mostly untouched!
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby orangedogofglory » Thu Jul 24, 2008 11:46 pm

Thanks for the pictures, SoI - the new packaging looks very very nice!
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Deactivated Member » Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:08 am

I received two bottles of Rennaisance today.

Thanks Peaty!
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby 1holegrouper » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:58 pm

I just bought 2 bottles this morning. I certainly hope it is at least a slight upgrade from Laphroaig 10 since I paid $10 more per bottle!
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:03 am

Exactly when does the new 10 come on general sale?

I have looked throght SOI's site and seen the new packaging, but ..............






Wait for it ...........







I bought an Ardbeg 10y last week from one of my suppliers ..........

and.........

it looks very much like the new one :shock:


The label is slightly different.
The foil around the cap is slightly different to the old one and matches SOI's picture.
The box looks like SOI's picture.
Shorty is in the lid.

The only thing I'm not so sure about is the embossed "A" on the bottle.
It is the same size as the old one, but is more embossed, as in it stands out more.

I have just poured two drams side by side and the 'new' one looks very slightly lighter in colour.

As for taste ...........

give me a few minutes.
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:05 am

An initial tasting says yes, there is a difference.

The 'new' one is slightly more tangy and has a little citrus behind the smoke and peat. It also seems slightly less smooth and more complex.

Or am I imagining things?
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Aug 25, 2008 2:35 am

Well, it definitely taste slightly different and the new box and bottle are most definitely different to the 10y on the Ardbeg website. They are the same as SOI's 'New' one.


OK, then if I have found some kind of advance samples, I'll go back and buy the shelf full (or empty) this week.


Anyone for the 'New 10'? :P
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Deactivated Member » Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:28 pm

I'm looking at this bottle again this morning and I still say it looks like the new one.

Tonight I will offer a dram of each of the Ardbeg 10s to a regular customer and whisky drinker, but I will do it blind and ask for his comments on the two drams.
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby lohssanami » Tue Aug 26, 2008 12:11 am

What's the code on the bottle?
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Re: NEW ARDBEG 10 YEAR OLD

Postby Deactivated Member » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:13 am

It was blind tasted along with the old 10 and almost there.

He identified a few differences between the two 10s, just as I did.

The new one being somewhat smoother and a little more smoky with citurs elements.

As for the bottle code, I'll look today when I get to the pub.


Meanwhile, if anyone wants to compare new and old in a head to head, there's a limited supply in The Arc.
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