Ardbeg 10 yo

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The ardbeg 10 yo whisky was relaunched in 2008 with quite a bit of build up. They launched three bottlings from the 10 yo cask, 7 yo Very Young in 2005, 8 yo Still Young in 2006 and 9 yo Almost There in 2007 before finally relaunching the 10yo in 2008. I hear that those three bottles are now collectors’ favourite. The new 10 yo even was named the “world whisky of the year 2008” by Jim Murray. I have had a 10 yo ardbeg previously in 2005 and so decided to try the new one. If I remember correctly, this one is completely different from what I had in 2005.

Notes — peat and smoke, but very subtle. Sweet at first, then smoky and spicy, again very subtle. Oily. Not so long dry finish.

Summary — Very mellow Islay malt. Does not even feel like Islay malt. I don’t know if that is good or bad.

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2 Responses to “Ardbeg 10 yo”

  1. sadugudu Says:

    is this the one you, me and Gokul had when i came to detroit?

  2. Alan Smithee Says:

    I thought it was over by the time you arrived.

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