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Ardbeg 10 Year Old

L13 079 05:44 6ML

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@ElCocosReview by @ElCocos

11th Sep 2013

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This will be my first review, been drinking whisky for soon a year now. Actually started my spirit journey alltogether about a year ago. My first love was Jack Daniels Old no7, now i think its average, but still good. My taste has gravitated to more heavy stuff, islays, cask strength whiskys and brandys.

Nose: Nosed from a brandy balloon. Matchbox, ash, candlewax, dirt, oak, white wine.

Palate: Same as nose. Pasta, very sweet-sugary, some vanilla and citrus.

Finish: Peatsmoke, wax, licoricy, slight dirt and green apple skin. Coats ure mouth and last long.

This whisky sorts of taste like a bourbon highland malt with islay heavy peat, i like the laphroaigs ive tasted better(quarter+10yo) where the style of the malt suits the peat better. Laphroaig is more musty/funky in the overall taste, while Ardbeg TEN have that clean highland taste to it in addition to the peat. Not much complexity, but still a very good whisky if u like that heavy islay peat.

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5 comments

@Nock
Nock commented

Thanks for including the batch number! I find it super helpful with Ardbeg reviews. Often the differences from batch to batch are surprising. Where are you? Some batches are designate to specific regions and countries.

5 years ago 0

@ElCocos
ElCocos commented

Im from Norway, and this is a 1litre bottle if that matters. Also have a Uigeadail which i havent tasted yet, batch L13 079 on the uigeadail too.

5 years ago 0

@Nock
Nock commented

Excellent, and welcome! And interesting information. I have an Uigeadail batch L13 058 (so about month before yours was bottled). I am surprised you have and Uigeadail and a 10yo from the exact same day. Would you mind checking to make sure? I am very interested to know the time mark (05:44). I know it does happen, but I am curious to know which came first on that day; the Uigeadail or the 10yo.

I have also heard that they can make up a batch, and the liquid can sit in the gigantic vat for a time. So it is possible that your Uigeadail mix on the 079 day of this year is the exact same thing I have from the 058th day of the year. I am going to try and have a review of it up soon.

5 years ago 0

@ElCocos
ElCocos commented

Thx! Yep its the same day: L13 079 18:30 Btw im soon halfway through my bottle of Ardbeg Ten now, u recommend pouring it into smaller bottles? Still taste as good, but some whiskys get worse/better

5 years ago 0

@Nock
Nock commented

Well, with a score of 84 my conclusion is you don't really love it. If you continue to leave it in the bottle once the level goes below halfway the peat will loose its power: things will "even out" a bit. You might consider it an improvement (you might not). I only pour into smaller bottles when I like the taste of the whisky and don't want it to oxidize any more.

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