Ardbeg 10

Ardbeg 10.  Non-chill filtered.  46% ABV.  This is a wonderful treat of a scotch firmly planted in the Islay tradition. The nose is smoky and medicinal.  Begins with toffee, quickly overtaken by peat and smoke on the palate.  It has a  long warm finish. 

If you wish to experience an Islay scotch on a budget, I think that Ardbeg 10 would make a great choice.   There are some Ardbeg bottlings that are more complex, and are among my favorites, but come at nearly twice the cost of this very affordable Islay.

http://www.ardbeg.com/ardbeg/whisky/ten-years-old

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