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Ardbeg 10 Year Old Single Malt Islay Whisky £37 @ Sainsburys

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Non-Chill Filtered and 46% ABV - I love this stuff and this is about the lowest price it gets to. Same price on Amazon too:
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Ardbeg is considered by whisky Connoisseurs to be not only the Best of the Islay malt whiskies but The Best Whisky in the World.

Ardbeg is Islay, Islay is Ardbeg
The Ardbeg Distillery lies on the most southerly part of Islay and on the rugged shores of the Atlantic Ocean.
Islay is an antique land. Where Celtic monks found refuge raiding Norsemen and early distillers smuggled their illicit 'aquavitae' at Ardbeg's rocky cove. Where the Lords of the Isles ruled much of Scotland between the 12th and 15th centuries - the clan kings whose bloodline continued through the Macdougalls of Ardbeg, the founders of our great and noble whisky. Islay's history is Ardbeg's heritage. The island's past lives in our present.

Ardbeg is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex whisky of them all. Yet it does not flaunt the peat; rather the peat gives way to the malt, the natural sweetness of which subtly intrudes, producing perfect balance. The unusual spirit still with its purifier, the only one of its kinds on Islay, is what many believe contributes to this balance and complexity, making Ardbeg the malt to which all others aspire ....truly the Ultimate Islay Malt.

Typically most whiskies are chill-filtered and reduced to a strength of 40% abv. Ardbeg 10 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. On adding water a little cloudiness may occur which is perfectly natural and is not a matter for concern.
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    antspam22/05/2021 19:42

    I'd agree, arguably the best whisky in the world. This is the standard …I'd agree, arguably the best whisky in the world. This is the standard offer price and it's rarely cheaper.


    I'd have to say that this is the best whisky I've tried *so far* - you've got to hope that there's something better out there, but I've spent well over £100 a bottle and not had as good an experience as I had with this. It's all down to individual tastes of course...
  2. antspam's avatar
    I'd agree, arguably the best whisky in the world. This is the standard offer price and it's rarely cheaper.
  3. Biodiversity's avatar
    Liquid gold! Pretty much hard to beat at this price!
  4. Excalibur's avatar
    Thanks for sharing! It’s rather fiery but good! Have som heat! (edited)
  5. antspam's avatar
    fishz22/05/2021 22:08

    I'd have to say that this is the best whisky I've tried *so far* - you've …I'd have to say that this is the best whisky I've tried *so far* - you've got to hope that there's something better out there, but I've spent well over £100 a bottle and not had as good an experience as I had with this. It's all down to individual tastes of course...


    Totally. If someone doesn't like peat, this is a non-starter. My bro in law did a tour of the distillery and I'm sure he told me that they said that their reputation hangs on the standard expression, so it's got to be the best quality. I think they've nailed it.
  6. wirdy1's avatar
    I only drink Islay Malt & to my taste, this is the most robust of them all & is an acquired taste. It's a treat for me to drink this & it's lovely stuff.
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    wirdy123/05/2021 23:12

    Saltier & more peaty than those two. If you enjoy it straight without a …Saltier & more peaty than those two. If you enjoy it straight without a dash of water, you'll prob find it slightly medicinal. With ice or water it mellows slightly. I've never tasted any Islay above £120 a bottle, so opinions are very limited to the rougher young stuff.My top 5 are Laphroaig (any ) , Bunnahabhain, Talisker, Asda own-brand, Ardbeg.


    "Asda own brand" - is that "ASDA Extra Special Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky" ? At £20, I'd give that a try if it's in this league.
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    fishz24/05/2021 02:10

    "Asda own brand" - is that "ASDA Extra Special Islay Single Malt Scotch …"Asda own brand" - is that "ASDA Extra Special Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky" ? At £20, I'd give that a try if it's in this league.


    The very same, yes.
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    churchreg31/05/2021 17:05

    £47 in Sunderland


    Thanks for the heads up. I'll expire this deal. It was good while it lasted but you can still get it for £38 delivered from Amazon.
  10. Chris4891's avatar
    Does this have a medicinal tinge to it? I’d like to try it but not at this price. I like Talisker 10 and Highland Park 12 - how would it rate taste wise to those two?
  11. Chris4891's avatar
    I also like Ardmore however I can leave it when the medicinal tones come through too much
  12. ChrisLawson1967's avatar
    Chris489122/05/2021 23:50

    Does this have a medicinal tinge to it? I’d like to try it but not at this …Does this have a medicinal tinge to it? I’d like to try it but not at this price. I like Talisker 10 and Highland Park 12 - how would it rate taste wise to those two?


    It’s a big step up from those two. This is the lowest you see it for and given its a ten year old Islay with decent abv while non chill filtered and natural colour I’d say it’s a bargain
  13. GarryS_86's avatar
    Chris489122/05/2021 23:50

    Does this have a medicinal tinge to it? I’d like to try it but not at this …Does this have a medicinal tinge to it? I’d like to try it but not at this price. I like Talisker 10 and Highland Park 12 - how would it rate taste wise to those two?


    I wouldn’t say so. It’s not like Laphroaig that has strong medicinal tastes. Compared to Talisker and Highland Park though, very different. Very smoky.
  14. wirdy1's avatar
    Chris489122/05/2021 23:50

    Does this have a medicinal tinge to it? I’d like to try it but not at this …Does this have a medicinal tinge to it? I’d like to try it but not at this price. I like Talisker 10 and Highland Park 12 - how would it rate taste wise to those two?


    Saltier & more peaty than those two. If you enjoy it straight without a dash of water, you'll prob find it slightly medicinal. With ice or water it mellows slightly. I've never tasted any Islay above £120 a bottle, so opinions are very limited to the rougher young stuff.
    My top 5 are Laphroaig (any ) , Bunnahabhain, Talisker, Asda own-brand, Ardbeg.
  15. Chris4891's avatar
    ChrisLawson196723/05/2021 07:41

    It’s a big step up from those two. This is the lowest you see it for and g …It’s a big step up from those two. This is the lowest you see it for and given its a ten year old Islay with decent abv while non chill filtered and natural colour I’d say it’s a bargain


    Thanks
  16. Chris4891's avatar
    wirdy123/05/2021 23:12

    Saltier & more peaty than those two. If you enjoy it straight without a …Saltier & more peaty than those two. If you enjoy it straight without a dash of water, you'll prob find it slightly medicinal. With ice or water it mellows slightly. I've never tasted any Islay above £120 a bottle, so opinions are very limited to the rougher young stuff.My top 5 are Laphroaig (any ) , Bunnahabhain, Talisker, Asda own-brand, Ardbeg.


    Thanks
  17. churchreg's avatar
    £47 in Sunderland
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