Ardbeg 10 Years Old Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
95 Points, Extraordinary, Ultimate Recommendation 2017 Ultimate Spirits Challenge "Aromas are elegantly restrained, offering notes of buttery pie crust and soup crackers. In the mouth flavors of sweet cereal grains are infused with vanilla that transforms into pungent smoky earth, tobacco leaf and roasted cacao bean. Layers of delicious complexity."
"Ardbeg Ten Year is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all. Yet it does not flaunt the peat; rather it gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt to produce a whisky of perfect balance. Typically most whiskies are chill-filtered and reduced to a strength of 40% ABV. Ardbeg Ten Years Old, however, is non chill-filtered and has a strength of 46% ABV, thus retaining maximum flavour, at the same time giving more body and added depth. It’s whisky with none of the goodness taken out!"