My favourite whisky. Ardbeg 10 year old. - £35 @ Amazon (Prime Exclusive) and also same price at Sainsburys
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My favourite whisky. Ardbeg 10 year old. - £35 @ Amazon (Prime Exclusive) and also same price at Sainsburys

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Found 17th Dec 2017
Just love the smoky peat flavour on this whisky. Its a acquired taste, but well worth it.

  • Matured in a balance of 1st Fill (vanilla sweetness) and 2nd Fill (spiciness) ex-Bourbon American Oak casks
  • Bottled at 46% ABV for maximum texture and 'mouth-feel'
  • A burst of intense smoky fruit escapes into the atmosphere-peat infused with zesty lemon and lime, wrapped in waxy dark chocolate
  • The finish goes on and on-long and smoky with tarry espresso, aniseed, toasted almonds and traces of soft barley and fresh pear
  • It was awarded 85 points by Michael Jackson's Book
  • 2015 Silver Outstanding Medal Winner - International Wine & Spirits Competition
  • IWSC Awards Tasting Note: Attractive floral meadow flower notes open proceedings with lemon meringue pie and dry spices all ensuring that the character continues right through to the rich finish.
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I ordered one last week, back in stock now so should arrive soon. I'm trying it for the first time. Moving on from Laphroaig Select
It’s also £35 a bottle in Sainsburys just now.
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Edited by: "pumpkinette" 17th Dec 2017
Hmmm, this or the Laphroaig Quarter cask for £36...decisions, decisions!
robs16 m ago

Hmmm, this or the Laphroaig Quarter cask for £36...decisions, decisions!


Ardbeg now - then buy the QC when it drops to £25 as it does periodically.
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M_z1 h, 26 m ago

Ardbeg now - then buy the QC when it drops to £25 as it does periodically. …Ardbeg now - then buy the QC when it drops to £25 as it does periodically.


Agreed. Both constants in my collection and my favourites along with Lagavulin.
Outstanding whisky. Blows Laphroaig 10yr old away and is better than Laphroaig quarter cask IMHO.
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robs12 h, 34 m ago

Hmmm, this or the Laphroaig Quarter cask for £36...decisions, decisions!


QC may be cheaper soon. The BIG whisky deals day on Amazon last year was the 18th. Of course they may not have a similar this year but neither of your choices will be any different in price.

@ £35 Ardbeg is the best buy. Ardbeg @ £35 and QC at around £27 that's a hard choice
Not available for delivery until 22nd, so I've ordered now and can cancel if there's a big whisky reduction day this week.
£34.50 at Booths
This is a fantastic whisky! Especially if you like peaty, smokey whiskys like Laphroaig and Highland Park.

This has rarely, if ever, been on offer, and invariably £40+

If you know anyone who likes their whisky (not your Bells/Famous Grouse etc) then this is the perfect Christmas gift.
I do love a peaty Whisky. How does this compare to Laphroaig in terms of peatiness? £35 is at the top end of my budget for a bottle.
Muggy76817th Dec 2017

I do love a peaty Whisky. How does this compare to Laphroaig in terms of …I do love a peaty Whisky. How does this compare to Laphroaig in terms of peatiness? £35 is at the top end of my budget for a bottle.


I you like peated whisky I don't think you'll be disappointed.

It's more complex than Laphroaig and is more flavoursome in my opinion. At 46% it does need a little water though to bring out its best.

£35 is at the top end of what I pay too but I will definitely be picking up a bottle at this price as as others have said it's rarely discounted this low.
Muggy76817th Dec 2017

I do love a peaty Whisky. How does this compare to Laphroaig in terms of …I do love a peaty Whisky. How does this compare to Laphroaig in terms of peatiness? £35 is at the top end of my budget for a bottle.



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This might help in terms of the peaty/smokiness scale

I prefer it to the Laphroaig, as i'm not a fan of the medicinal taste you get with that. It has been a while since i've drank Laphroaig so I may have to give it another go soon. Would definitely recommend the Ardbeg though!

If you like your whisky, but want to learn more about it and the various distilleries, I couldn't recommend The World Atlas of Whisky by Dave Broom enough. Got it as a gift last year and always go back to it. Think its a tenner on Amazon at the moment. That's where I discovered the flavour map above.
Edited by: "andrewp" 18th Dec 2017
Muggy76817th Dec 2017

I do love a peaty Whisky. How does this compare to Laphroaig in terms of …I do love a peaty Whisky. How does this compare to Laphroaig in terms of peatiness? £35 is at the top end of my budget for a bottle.


It's more complex than Laphroiag with lime and citrus undertones. You still get a whack of peat and phenals but not quite as intense. I love both Laphroiag and Ardbeg but if you want that special Xmas bottle go for Ardbeg.
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