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Ardbeg 10yr

05 Jul

Whisky Details

Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Distillery: Ardbeg
Bottler: Distillery
Years Matured: 10
Style: Single Malt
Alcohol:  46.0%
Price: $

Tasting Notes

Appearance: pale gold
Nose: smokey, spent matches, iodine, arisol
Body: medium
Palate: medicinal, smoke and more peat, some saltiness
Finish: long and powerful, earth and peat reek, musty, leather

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Final Thoughts

The Ardbeg 10 year is definitly one of the best representations of the Islay region I have come across.  The malt is heavily smoked with Islay peat which has a good amount of seaweed and lends a distinct salty iodine characteristic.  The palate and finish match the nose very well keeping everything in balance.  The long finish on this one makes for a great calming bedtime dram.

Grade: B+ (88)

 
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