Ardbeg 10 Year
Peated Single Malt — Islay, Scotland
Reviewed August 18, 2017
This is by far the best scotch I have ever tasted. I have been a scotch fan for a long time but I had never had a taste of Islay. In the past I had enjoyed Johnnie Walker Double Black and someone pointed out I should try drinking scotch from Islay and although JW Double black will forever be dear to my heart, this is a totally different beast. This particular scotch has a sweetness to its smokiness (peat) and an oily mouthfeel. The finish is long and rich. It is definitely robust on your palate but when you get past the peat you get a really complex whisky. I am really looking forward to trying more expressions from this great scottish reagion.
You went from Ardbeg 10 to Laphroaig Lore? That's like going from being an avid jogger to Usain Bolt. Lol, cheers.
Thanks to both of you, I couldn't be happier of discovering this hidden gem of an island. Last night I had a dram of Lag 16 & Laphroaig Lore which I will be leaving some notes later on.... but what a treat it was. I guess I'm past the turning point.
My thoughts exactly. Tip of the iceberg. Welcome to the dark side, W. Cheers.
Glad you discovered this Islay malt - and there is much more to try!