Ardbeg 10 is a renowned single malt Scotch whisky with a rich history and a distinctive flavour profile. The Ardbeg distillery is located on the Isle of Islay in Scotland on the magnificent and rugged southern coast.
The Ardbeg distillery has a long history, dating back to its establishment in 1815. It has experienced periods of closure and revival throughout the years with dedicated efforts by whisky enthusiasts, and the Ardbeg Distillery Ltd to preserve its inimitable heritage. Despite these challenges, Ardbeg has become highly regarded for the production of exceptional peated whisky.
The Ardbeg distillery is currently owned by The Glenmorangie Company, which is part of the LVMH (Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy) luxury group. The Glenmorangie Co acquired Ardbeg in 1997, injecting new life into the distillery and helping to ensure its continued legacy as a celebrated whisky producer.
The whisky itself is crafted by a small team of experts. The whisky, Ardbeg 10 undergoes a process involving the use of traditional techniques and modern technology. The malted barley is dried over peat smoke and this process gives the final flavours that famous smoke.
The robust flavours are intensely smokey, accompanied by hints of brine, seaweed and a touch of citrus. The balance between the smoky elements and underlying sweetness is quite frankly marvelous. It's complex and well balanced the way all good whiskies ought to be.