Ardbeg 10 Years Old Quadrant Gift Pack 70cl 46° + 2 glasses View full size

Ardbeg 10 Years Old Quadrant Gift Pack 70cl 46° + 2 glasses


• Volume0.7 L
• ABV46 °
• TypeSingle malt
• DistilleryArdbeg
• CountryScotland
• RegionIslay
• Age10 years
• PeatHeavily Peated
• CharacteristicsNon Chill-Filtered
• PackagingBox
• Reference :22791

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This exceptional gift pack of 10 Year-Old Ardbeg whisky is here presented with two accompanying whisky tasting glasses.

This heavily peated and smoky Scotch Single Malt features the most impressive, pronounced Islay flavours, making it a quite famous whisky. This whisky is un-chillfiltered, just like in the traditional way.

Not only heavily peated, this 10 year-old expression gives way to the malt's natural sweetness, for a perfectly balanced spirit. Recognised by Jim Murray whisky expert, Ardbeg 10 Years Old has been elected World's Best Single Malt 2008. To retain all the flavours and keep and full-bodied Single Malt with remarkable depth, Ardbeg chose to maintain it at 46°. The peat smoke is well balanced with the sweetness of caramel, chocolate and cinnamon, leaving the way to a coffee and nut finish.

The mythical distillery of Islay resumed its activities in 1997 after a long break. Located on the South-East coast of the Isle of Islay (South-West Scotland), the Ardbeg distillery (“small headland” in Gaelic) was officially established in 1815, when whisky became legal in Scotland. But the location had been known to hide “smugglers” for decades, clandestine distillers who crafted the best malts. The clandestine still of Ardbeg was set up in 1794.

A special kind of chemistry


whisky-tasting-ardbegLocated a few miles away from the beautiful Celtic Kildalton Cross, Ardbeg is one of the last remaining “Kildalton distilleries”. Just like Laphroaig and Lagavulin, it is constantly battered by the winter storms that hit the south coast of the island.


A rare fact in Scotland, Ardbeg had always owned a malt-house with a specific feature: the malt drying towers weren’t equipped with ventilators. Hence, the peat smoke was even more concentrated during barley roasting. The malting areas have been operating until 1977. If the malt-house is no more in use today, the Ardbeg distillers impose the same standards to their malt suppliers. The water used by the distillery is extremely pure and also peated, as it comes from the Loch Uigeadail owned by the distillery. As the cellars sit by the sea, close by the quayside, they are laden with the iodized sea breeze.


Emblème de la distillerie ArdbegThe incredibly peated and smoky character of Ardbeg Single Malt originates also from the malts used in the whisky making, offering great concentration of phenolic substances. Above all, the malt has been enhanced by the distillery’s specific device, as the stills are equipped with a “rectifier” located at the top of the column. This device rejects only the heaviest elements that return in the vat, and keeps only the lightest vapours, with the most refined and powerful flavours. This is why all of Arbdeg Single Malts are characterized with this elegant peated body which is nowhere to be found but here, in Ardbeg. Ardbeg has been, for a long time, the most peated Islay malt.


 


Ardbeg rises again


At the end of the 1970’s, the Ardbeg distillery, property of the MacDougall family since its foundation, had a tumultuous history with several periods of closure as the owners change. This explains why Ardbeg Single Malts became scarce on the market. But when Glenmorangie purchased the distillery in 1997, Ardbeg rose again.Vue de la distillerie Ardbeg du côté mer Stocks preserved on site were rediscovered, the iconic 10 year-old Ardbeg Single Malt with its black label, distilled when the production started in 1989, is launched, and the production increased tremendously as of 1997, marked by the release of many new exceptional malts.


Ardbeg became recognized as a rare and unique distillery, within a few years, thanks to the knowledge of Bill Lumsden, Master Distiller and creator, which rebuilt Ardbeg’s and made it an iconic brand famous in the whisky world. Innovations, experiments and limited series fostered renewed enthusiasm amongst collectors and fans, as shown by the tremendous echo surrounding each limited edition releases on Ardbeg Day, celebrated worldwide on the last Fèis Ile Saturday. After Ardbeg Day 2012, Ardbog 2013, Auriverdes 2014, Perpetuum 2015 that marked the 200 years anniversary of the distillery, fans are delighted with the arrival of Ardbeg Dark Cove, celebrating the smuggling past of Ardbeg, heritage of the history of how Ardbeg truly began…

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Ardbeg 10 Years Old Quadrant Gift Pack 70cl 46° + 2 glasses

Ardbeg 10 Years Old Quadrant Gift Pack 70cl 46° + 2 glasses

A beautifully designed gift pack for this Ardbeg 10 Years Old and two accompanying whisky tasting glasses, ideal for smoky whisky lovers.

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Colour: pale gold.

Nose: exceptional balance and depth. A powerful nose with enticing blend of sweet butterscotch, chocolate, cinnamon and phenols. Citrus fruits and floral and fresh notes of white wine prevail, together with melon, English candy, smooth and fresh phenolic (iodized) aromas of sea spray and smoked fish. Opens up on walnut tree and coffee hues, when the lighter upper notes fade away.

Palate: the clear and moderate softness of the beginning gives way to a sip of deeply peated flavours, with tobacco smoke accents and powerful expresso coffee, soon replaced by the sweetness of molasses and liquorice taste. The mouthfeel is slightly spicy, tangy then softens into a full, mellow, tasteful sensation, and dryness in the end.

Finish: lasting, smoky finale. A smoked presence in the palate lingers, together with a characterful crushed peaty sensation and silky maltiness.

Colour: pale gold.

Nose: exceptional balance and depth. A powerful nose with enticing blend of sweet butterscotch, chocolate, cinnamon and phenols. Citrus fruits and floral and fresh notes of white wine prevail, together with melon, English candy, smooth and fresh phenolic (iodized) aromas of sea spray and smoked fish. Opens up on walnut tree and coffee hues, when the lighter upper notes fade away.

Palate: the clear and moderate softness of the beginning gives way to a sip of deeply peated flavours, with tobacco smoke accents and powerful expresso coffee, soon replaced by the sweetness of molasses and liquorice taste. The mouthfeel is slightly spicy, tangy then softens into a full, mellow, tasteful sensation, and dryness in the end.

Finish: lasting, smoky finale. A smoked presence in the palate lingers, together with a characterful crushed peaty sensation and silky maltiness.

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