And how does this word relate to whisky? I guess it depends on what you like your whisky to taste and smell like. Although I enjoy all that Scotland has to offer with regards to whisky, I am perpetually drawn to Islay (guess I’m a sucker for a smoky dram). I’ve had the opportunity to sample Ardbeg on several occasions, but it wasn’t till I tried a 6 year old, “for discussion purposes only” expression that it really captured my attention. Since I enjoyed this very rare expression so much, I thought I’d pick up a bottle of the 10 year old. It’s both highly rated by the Malt Advocate (John Hansell gave it a 93) and relatively affordable ($46 for a 750ml bottle). I think this whisky is very approachable when compared to other Islays. The Ardbeg 10 definitely has the signature smoky flavor of a classic Islay, but it’s not as overpowering as something like a Laphroaig 10 (aka Kingsford per Limpd), and at 46% ABV, it’s also exceptionally smooth. I highly recommend this whisky and give it a solid A.
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