"Ardbeg Ten Years Old is a very special bottling for the Ardbeg distillery as it is the first non-chill filtered whisky in the Ardbeg range. Chill filtering isn`t a bad thing, in fact it created real consistency of product when the whisky industry was a little more `hap-hazard` than it is today. Ardbeg Ten Years Old is whisky with none of the goodness taken out and as good as straight from the cask." - Distillery
Strength: 46% British table strength
Non chill filtered
Visual: Pleasantly rich warm gold colour with great viscosity
On Nose: smoky sweet without the often found rancid bacon quality some highly peated malts present. Instead this nose is gentle with just enough peat to please yet allows the coming taste array to hint through.
On the Palate: Excellent marriage of honey and smoke; deep rush of anise at first swallow and a back taste of light coriander. Ends with a hint of raspberry essence in the lingering licorice. Full and well balanced; soft enough to truly enjoy without any added water even at 46%.
Pulling the cork on a bottle of Ardbeg and letting the first smoky aroma escape and drift past one's nose is like seeing an old friend after many years and feeling like your relationship never missed a beat. One of the true classics of the single malt world, Ardbeg never disappoints and often reaches heights of taste experience that are almost never matched.
The current release of a non chill filtered Ardbeg 10 year old maintains the promise of excellence we expect from a dram created at this end island distillery on Islay...and if the quality of Ardbeg 10 isn't enough (and it darn well should be!), to assure "value" we are including a 50mL bottle of Ardbeg's acclaimed Uigeadail with your order, FREE! (while supplies last)