Ardbeg has been described as one of the smokiest, earthiest scotches in production, and their flagship 10 year is what built their stellar reputation.
Nose - An initial moderate and clean sweetness of deep peat notes, with tobacco smoke and strong espresso coffee, which then gives way to treacle sweetness and liquorice.
Palate - The mouth feel is firstly lightly spiced, then chewing, and mouthwatering and full, finally drying.
Finish - Long and smoky. A smoky sweetness is left on the palate, with a crushed peat and sweet-malted cereal character.