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Ardbeg Ten

Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky | 750 ml.


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750 ml.
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Ardbeg Ten | Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky  NV / 750 ml.

Ratings Key:

  • SP Wine Spectator
  • WE Wine Enthusiast
  • VN Vinous
  • RP Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate
  • ST Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar
  • OT Other Review Service
  • Gold Premier Gold - Best Value*
  • Plat Premier Platinum - Our Highest Recommendation
  • * as rated by our staff

Published Reviews

93 pts.: Fall, 2000

Straw-gold color. On the nose, sweet toffee, citrus notes, seaweed, and spice complement a powerful peat smoke infusion. In body, it is thick and oily. On the palate. a somewhat sweet maltiness up front is run over by a powerful peat smoke locomotive. Again, the whiskey is enriched with citrus and pear notes, spice, and seaweed. The finish is powerful, long, and warming. The smoke lingers for minutes, if not hours.

91 pts.: 12/15/2011

For peat lovers only. Pale straw, briny nose. On the palate, this is like a time-release smoke capsule — after a flash of sweetness, the smoke just keeps rolling on in waves. Water adds some softness and mitigates the smoke a bit. Well-constructed and classic. Good value.

: September 1, 2000

This new peat smoke monster picks up where the old Allied Distillers 10 year old left off. The fact that it is not chill filtered and is bottled at 46% just enhances its complex, rich, Islay flavors. It has the potential to knock the 10 year old Laphroaig off its throne as one of the more readily available (and affordable) cult whiskies.

: March 1, 2001

Put up your tray table sand fasten your seat belts; the appearance is a vivid straw yellow — complete purity; the opening nose gives a jolt of what makes Ardbeg infamous and a cult malt, a mesmerizing peatiness that’s borderline medicine chest and fresh cigar ashes — the middle stage sniffings are relatively tame by comparison as the intense peatiness settles down into an ashy/sooty but mellow and composed midstage bouquet — the palate entry is dry and concentrated, then the midpalate phase turns surprisingly sweet, oily and only moderately peaty/smoky; the finish is long, embers warm, ashy, and only a bit unruly… I believe that it’s the most drinkable Ardbeg offering I’ve evaluated, beating even the terrific 17 year old and the 1974. Bravo!

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Highly Recommended.