Ardbeg 10 Year
Ardbeg 10 year is revered around the world as the peatiest, and smokiest single malt of them all. The peat gives way to a natural sweetness of malt to produce a perfect balance in this single malt whisky.Product Type: Islay Single Malt Whisky
Size: 750 ML
If you're going to get into Islay whisky, there is no better place to start. Peaty, salty, briny, and harsh in all the best ways!
A whiskey that can be described as brutal, in the best possible way. Honestly, I loved and enjoyed Lagavulin and Laphroaig in all their peaty glory, but this scotch seems to truly subjugate your senses more than any I've tried thus far. This is perhaps by virtue of its limited sweetness, although it is nonetheless delightfully creamy and delicate in the midst of the smoky storm that seems unending on the pallet. And this scotch truly never seems to quit--its salty peat will parch your mouth long after a dram is finished. It truly wrestles your mouth with all kinds of pungent, amazing flavors. I just wrote a bunch of flowery words about this whiskey, but I'm not as good a wordsmith as the fellow who simply described Ardbeg 10 as "epic."
Wow! This is the first Islay I've bought and the best whiskey experience I've ever had. I've read many reviews saying how aggressive the Ardbeg can be but I found it's depth and complexity embracing and satisfying. Maybe it's not for everyone but I can't recommend this highly enough.