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Ardbeg 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Ardbeg 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

Ardbeg 10 Year Old Single Malt Whisky

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Ardbeg Ten is a beautifully peaty, smoky Islay single malt. Revered as perhaps the best of them all, it is notable especially for its beguiling balance of flavour and elegance, intensity and restraint. Full smoke flavour is balanced against charming sea-salt, iodine and citrus-like malt, the texture unfolding bright yet delicate, oily yet poised. At 46% ABV there's enough body to suspend the intense Islay flavours in warming, silky sweetness. A perfect drop, for under a hundred bucks this is simply as good as it gets. Non Chill-filtered.

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$98.99 a bottle

Overview

Its Origins

The origins of Ardbeg (which in Gaelic means small headland) Distillery date as far back as 1794. John MacDougall established the present distillery on the south coast of Islay in 1815 and it was fully operational by 1817. The MacDougall family retained ownership until 1977 when Hiram Walker gained control. However, with the majority of its output used in blending, Ardbeg struggled to remain viable during the economic downturn of the 1970s, resulting in it being run on a care and maintenance basis from 1983. The distillery closed in July 1996 only to reopen in 1997. Ardbeg maintains the robust and earthy aromas associated with Islay malts. Described as having a hefty bite and a rich finish, flavours detected include peat-smoke, seaweed, sawdust and iodine. Glenmorangie Plc bought the distillery in 1997. The new owners revived the tradition of producing a very peaty single malt. All the production is sold as single malt (which is rather unusual in the world of whisky). Ardbeg whisky is not used in blends, with may be one exception: Black Bottle which claims to contain whisky of each of the active distilleries on Islay.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Whisky

  • Volume

    70 cl

  • Alcohol

    46%

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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