Ardbeg 10

Ardbeg 10

Paid: $55 for 750ml

Region: Islay

46% ABV

Aged For: 10 Years

Cask Type: Ex-Bourbon

Chill Filtered: No

Chill Filtered: No

Drank: Neat in a glencairn

 


 

Color: Straw Gold

Nose: Salty sea air with brine hits the nose. The unmistakable scent of rich peat and bog moss. Like an extinguished camp fire.

Taste: Licorice and smoke with bits of tar thrown in for good measure. Followed by the development of oaky vanilla and scones.

Finish: Complex and of medium length, it left a feel in my mouth long after. Good legs cover the glass. Costal with a bit of a medicinal aftertone.

Thoughts: Ardbeg’s 10 year is a solid affordable and easy to find peat bomb that has grown on me over the years.

Score: 80 out of 100

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