Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Ardbeg 10: Whisk(e)y Wednesday presented by The Cove

Ardbeg 10 Year

Whisk(e)y Wednesday returns to the world of Scotch with Ardbeg 10 year, a single malt Islay whisky.  This smoky elixir is like a beach bonfire in your mouth.  The salinity of the driftwood exhausts onto your taste buds.  Jeremy compared it to ashtray water due to its smokiness, and I felt like it went from a beach bonfire to smoldering peat to nearly cigar smoke on the finish.  Still, James liked it enough to say it is like a grownup version of Glen Livet.  While it certainly isn't the first Scotch that I'd reach for nor one for a beginner, the smokiness that Ardbeg produces is certainly worth a taste.

Ardbeg 10 Year

70.0 Average Score

Whisk(e)y Wednesday is a blog post series on Bite and Booze presented by The Cove. Check out The Cove in Baton Rouge, LA to browse their selection of over 200 whiskeys (including bourbons) and 325+ Scotch whiskys. Whisk(e)y Wednesday is created and rated by the hosts of Raise a Glass. Scores are marked for Nose, Taste, Finish, and Balance and Complexity using our own propriatary scoring system. Marks are then added and averaged, leaving us with a final score out of a 100 point scale. Our scale should be looked at on the full range of 0-100 rather than an academic range where 70 is passing and anything less is failing. A 50 should be considered a very mediocre whisk(e)y while anything below 10 is absolute horse piss and anything above 90 is rather extraordinary.

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