Ardbeg 10 Tasting Notes

Ardbeg 10

Ardbeg 10

I spent the last week in Nags Head, North Carolina, with a few of my friends renting a vacation home and we took advantage of the numbers to buy a few bottles of whisky. One of the prime choices was Ardbeg 10, a bottle I’ve wanted to try for a while but hadn’t gotten around to it.

As a fan of Lagavulin and Laphroaig, I wanted to try what is billed at the peatiest of whisky. When I poured it from the bottle, I was struck at how light it was. It’s a pale yellow, very pale, and the peat and smoke is very evident. I added a few drops in and it opened up a little, with a little fruit sweetness hiding behind the smoke and warmth of the whisky.

Overall, it was pleasant but nothing shouted “peaty!” like the billing leads you to believe. In the future, I think I’d like to try one of the more mature bottlings to get a more complete picture. Or… I just need to try it some more. 🙂

(Photo: ppz)

2 thoughts on “Ardbeg 10 Tasting Notes

  1. Ardbeg offers verious peat level in their range. I would say the 10 year old price is very approachable but offers very light peat in comparison to other Ardbeg. It’s a very nice drink for almost all occasions due to light peat. I think it will be hard to find other Islay 10 year old like Arbeg 10.

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