Ardbeg 10 YO
Scotland, United Kingdom
Ardbeg is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex whisky of them all. Yet it does not flaunt the peat; rather it gives way to the malt, the natural sweetness of which subtly intrudes and produces perfect balance.
The core expression of the Ardbeg portfolio is Ardbeg Ten Years Old. Launched in 2000, it was an instant hit with connoisseurs and peat-aficionados the world over and has retained its place at the top table ever since. In 2008 Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible named it World Whisky of the Year.
Typically, most whiskies are chill-filtered and reduced to a strength of 40% ABV. Ardbeg Ten Years Old, however, is non chill-filtered and has a strength of 46% ABV, thus retaining maximum flavour, at the same time giving more body and added depth. It’s whisky with none of the goodness taken out!
A taste of Ten Years Old is intense smoky fruit, peat effervescing with tangy lemon and lime and warm creamy cappuccino. The smoky, aniseedy, almondy finish goes on and on.