For peat lovers, Ardbeg 10 Year Old is probably the highest-quality 'entry-level' single malt on the market, and the distillery many Islay connoisseurs would choose as their favourite. A whirlwind of peat and complex malty flavours.
A wonderfully smoky single malt from Islay. This is one of the smokiest standard expression single malts available and has rich flavours of vanilla, iodine, campfire smoke and salted caramel.
Not for everyone, but if you like them smoky then you have to try this!
Nose: A burst of intense smoky fruit escapes into the atmosphere – peat infused with zesty lemon and lime, wrapped in waxy dark chocolate. Bold menthol and black pepper slice through the sweet smoke followed by tarry ropes and graphite.
Finish: An explosion of crackling peat sets off millions of flavour explosions: peat effervesces with tangy lemon and lime juice, black pepper pops with sizzling cinnamon-spiced toffee. As the taste lengthens and deepens, dry espresso, liquorice root and tarry smoke develop coating the palate with chewy peat oils.
1 x 70cl bottle
|Any Additional Information of Note||Non chilfiltered|
|Awards and/or Press Quotes|
|Gold Outstanding||Scotch Single Malt, Islay. 2014 International Wine & Spirit Competition|
|Silver||Islay Single Malt 12 Years and Under. 2014 World Whiskies Awards|