Ardbeg 10 Year
Peated Single Malt
Ardbeg // Islay, Scotland
The Ardbeg 10 Year is something of a benchmark for the Ardbeg distillery. The peat level is on the higher end of the scale at 55 parts per million or ppm. It is bold, it is masculine, and it is not hiding its true character in heavily sherried casks. Just saying "Arrrrddd-beggg", sounds as if you are headed into battle; giddy up, partner!
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
"Just opening up the bottle, let alone pouring and taking a sip, you'll get a campfire aroma wafting in the air. Cigar ash and medicinal camphor comes into play, but you will find other notes such as lemon zest, pears, and a smidgen of honey. The whisky is oily and reminds you of smoked mackerel, but there is also a sweet spot of dark chocolate on the mid-palate. All of this is to say, please, if you haven't already, dive head first into this dram. We live once. "