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Ardbeg 10 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Ardbeg 10 Years Old

Brand
Ardbeg
Expression
10 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
10 years old
Abv
46.00%
Produced at
Ardbeg Distillery
Region
Islay
Website
www.ardbeg.com
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Tar-covered rope.
Palate
Tar-like. Medicinal. Seaweedy. Salty. Behind all of those dry flavours, a background of light, clean, fresh, maltiness and lemon skin fruitiness.
Finish
Sandy, peppery.
Comment
Not from a particularly peaty period, but packed with Ardbeg's other flavours. Wonderfully distinctive.

Dave Broom

Nose
Astoundingly smoky, yet delicate with subtle tarry notes behind. With water the smoke dies a little and raisin and caramelised apple notes emerge.
Palate
An immediate waft of peat smoke. Full, robustly flavoured with turf and lapsang souchong tea.
Finish
Salty, long and filled with fragrant peat reek.
Comment
A punch in the chops from a stroppy Islay middleweight. Flavour-packed yet delicate.
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