Ardbeg 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Whisky is perhaps the most widely distributed of Ardbeg’s core range of whisky (the others being Corrywreckan, Blasda and Uigeadail) and is a classic Islay Single Malt Whisky. It was named World Whisky of the Year in 2008 by whisky expert jim Murray. Ardbeg was officially founded in 1815 by the MacDougall family. It has seen a chequered history and struggled through the 1970s until it was mothballed in 1981. There was some sporadic production in the years thereafter until 1997 when Ardbeg was taken over by Glenmorangie Plc. (itself owned by Pernod Ricard). Since then the Ardbeg has gone from strength to strength. Ardbeg 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Whisky is revered amongst Islay lovers as one of the best “entry-level” Islay whiskies. It is one of the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt whiskies of them all but with a natural restraint, a touch of natural sweetness and great balance. Ardbeg 10 Year Old Islay Single Malt Whisky is non chill-filtered and is bottled at 46% ABV which helps retain maximum flavour, whilst at the same time giving more body and added depth.