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Ardbeg 10 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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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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Martine Nouet

Nose
Phenolic. Burning tyre. Soon covered by more marine scents. Something mineral, brown seaweeds, a light note of fragrant sea air. The distillery character shining.
Palate
Sweet and velvety. The peat comes through smoke and a dry sooty feel. A touch of smoked haddock.
Finish
Dry, sooty, fresh.
Comment
The same phenolic profile as in very young but more disciplined and rounder.

Dave Broom

Nose
Overtly peaty, sweeter than the Young One, lime marmalade, oak, floral, peat fire smouldering on the beach. With water, light soot and a balancing creaminess.
Palate
Sweet start. Phenols come in middle and towards the back, adding weight to the middle palate. Smoke moving into medicinal flavours.
Finish
Oatcake, smoke, lingering.
Comment
The feeling is of better integration and balance.
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