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Ardbeg Ten

by Oliver Klimek on July 18, 2009

The standard bottling from Ardbeg – 46 %

My Tasting Notes

Nose: intensive, peat, Black Forest ham
Palate: peat, somewhat sweet, slightly medicinal
Finish: long and smoky
Overall: Peat punch and delicate sweetness well balanced. One of the best entry level bottlings around

Score: 84/100 – Price Tag $$$$$ – Value for your Money $$$$$

Available at the Whisky Exchange

Addendum: In the mean time I tasted a significantly better veraion ot this malt. The quality can vary quite a bit with different bottlings.

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Uwe Lohr January 28, 2010 at 4:46 pm

this is some state-of-the-art 10y old peaty whisky.


anorak77 September 27, 2011 at 7:02 am

Ardbeg batch variation has completely turned me off of the brand. After seeing John Hansell rate the 2009 Corry at 96/100 I ran out to get one… only to find a mechanically produced, soulless, monolithic smoke bomb.

The older Ardbegs (1990 ANB etc) are what Ardbeg used to and should taste like… people seem to have sacrificed complexity for brashness!


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