Ardbeg 10 Years Old Single Malt Whisky
1 or more bottles$109.99
Ardbeg's flagship expression, revered around the World as the peatiest of all the Islay malts, yet perfectly balanced at the same time. 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. Then comes a wave of brine infused with smooth buttermilk, ripe bananas and currants. Smoke gradually wells up on the palate bringing a mouthful of warm creamy cappuccino and toasted marshmallows. As the taste lengthens and deepens, dry espresso, liquorice root and tarry smoke develop coating the palate with chewy peat oils. The finish goes on and on – long and smoky with tarry espresso, aniseed, toasted almonds and traces of soft barley and fresh pear.
Named World Whisky of the Year in 2008
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Scotland is widely recognized as a leader in the global whisky industry, producing some of the world's most sought-after and beloved whiskies. The country's unique terroir, which includes everything from the quality of the water to the local peat and barley, plays a crucial role in creating the distinctive flavor profiles that define Scottish whiskies.
The whisky industry has been a vital part of Scotland's economy for centuries and continues to thrive today, with exports of Scotch whisky valued at billions of pounds annually. Scottish whiskies come in a range of styles, from the smoky and peaty Islay malts to the lighter and fruitier whiskies produced in the Speyside region.
Many Scottish distilleries offer tours and tastings, providing visitors with a behind-the-scenes look at the whisky-making process and a chance to sample some of the country's finest whiskies. Some of the most iconic distilleries include Lagavulin, Talisker, Glenlivet, and Macallan.
Beyond its economic impact, Scottish whisky is also a cultural institution, steeped in tradition and history. From the distilling techniques passed down through generations of whisky-makers to the stories and legends that surround the industry, whisky is a deeply ingrained part of Scottish identity.
Scotland's whisky industry has a rich heritage and reputation that is known worldwide. From the unique terroir that shapes its flavor to the iconic distilleries that produce it, Scottish whisky is a true cultural treasure.
The Isle of Islay, located on Scotland's rugged west coast, is a veritable mecca for single malt whisky enthusiasts. Despite its relatively small size, Islay boasts a remarkable eight active distilleries that produce some of the most iconic and powerful whiskies in Scotland.
Islay whiskies are renowned for their bold and distinctive flavors, often characterized by intense peat smoke, brine, and medicinal notes. These flavors are deeply rooted in the island's terroir, which is shaped by its unique geology, topography, and climate. Islay's peaty soils and coastal location, buffeted by Atlantic storms, give its whiskies a sense of ruggedness and bracing maritime character that sets them apart from other regions.
Islay's whiskies have achieved an almost mythical status among whisky aficionados worldwide. The island's remote location, some 35 miles from the coast of Northern Ireland, adds to its allure, imbuing it with an air of mystery and adventure. Visitors to Islay can embark on distillery tours and tastings, exploring the rich history and traditions that have shaped this iconic whisky region.
Among the eight active distilleries on Islay, some of the most revered names include Ardbeg, Laphroaig, Lagavulin, and Bowmore. Each of these distilleries produces whiskies with its unique flavor profile, ranging from the peaty and smoky to the lighter and fruitier.
Islay is a place of pilgrimage for whisky lovers around the world, with a reputation that has earned it an almost mystical status. Its rugged terroir and iconic distilleries produce some of Scotland's most sought-after whiskies, with flavors that are as bold and distinctive as the island itself.
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About the brand Ardbeg
For over 200 years, Ardbeg has been made on the small, remote Scottish Isle of Islay. Some people travel to Ardbeg along the winding road from Port Ellen. Others follow their nose, their destiny or the advice of a good friend.