Ardbeg was officially established by the MacDougall family in 1815, the same year as Laphroaig came into official existence a few miles along the road, although it seems that illicit distilling had already been taking place on the site for over twenty years, with Alexander Stewart having founded a distillery there in 1794. Like its fellow south ... Read More »
For peat-lovers, Ardbeg 10yo is probably the highest-quality 'entry-level' single malt on the market, and the distillery many Islay connoisseurs would choose as their favourite. A whirlwind of peat and complex malty flavours.
A great gift pack from Ardbeg, bringing together their best-selling 10 year old whisky with a mini of the fan favourite Uigeadail, a mix of both bourbon and sherry casks much loved by most peat heads. This is limited to 2 packs per customer
A fine drop of Ardbeg bottled at cask strength. A marriage of Ardbeg from bourbon barrel and sherry butt which gives a sweet and smokey finish to this malt. Uigeadail is the loch from which all Ardbeg water flows. An absolutely stunning whisky, and following the demise of the Airigh nam Beist this probably represents the best value in the core range. IWSC 2012 - Gold Medal - Whisky - Scotch
Ardbeg Corryvreckan has been a huge success since its launch in 2009, winning World's Best Single Malt Whisky at the World Whisky Awards 2010 and 96.5 points from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2011. Whisky Bible 2011: NAS Single Malt Scotch of the Year; 96.5 Points
Following on from Very Young and Still Young, Ardbeg Almost There showed the final stage in the evolution of young cask-strength Ardbeg 1998 before it blossomed into the Renaissance 10 yr-old. As you would expect, this is a mellower, more rounded, better balanced dram than the younger incarnations.
Ardbeg Renaissance marked the end of the series that began with the 'Very Young' 6yo. This 1998 vintage was the first 10-year old Ardbeg to be entirely comprised of spirit produced after Glenmorangie's takeover of the distillery in 1997.
The general release of 2011's much anticipated Ardbeg Committee Release - Alligator. It's named for the high level of char on the inside of some of the casks used for maturation, which makes the wood look like alligator skin.
One of 2012's most hotly-anticipated releases, Ardbeg Galileo is made up from casks distilled in 1999, some of which spent their full term of maturation in casks that previously held Marsala wine, imparting sweet tropical fruit flavours to the mix. Galileo's concept is in celebration of the well-publicised experiment whereby small quantities oF Ardbeg were sent into space at the end of 2011 to see how they mature in zero gravity or something. MAXIMUM 1 BOTTLE PER CUSTOMER.
The second release in Ardbeg's journey to the new 10yo, Still Young was released in 2006 and continued the successful 'path to peaty maturity' as the marketing types called it. A refreshing dram with great intensity.
Airigh Nam Beist 1990 is a delicious vintage bottling from the ongoing success story that is Ardbeg. Sadly now discontinued due to exhausted stocks, 'the Beist' was an extremely popular Ardbeg, with assertive and powerful peatiness and a lovely honeyed edge. Oh, and it's pronounced 'Arry nam Baysht'.
Please note - this is limited to 2 bottles per customer.
Ardbeg Renaissance is the end of the series that began with the 'Very Young' 6yo which now changes hands for silly money on eBay. This is the first 10-year old Ardbeg that is entirely comprised of spirit produced after Glenmorangie's takeover of the distillery in 1997. A fitting end to the series.
This is the 2010 version of Ardbeg Supernova, and no doubt will be hoping to follow on from the success of last year's edition, which scooped Scotch Whisky of the Year from Jim Murray's Whisky Bible 2010. Maximum 1 bottle per customer.
Ardbeg Supernova has been a phenomenon since the Advance Committee Release sold out in a matter of hours back in January 2009. This is the peatiest Ardbeg ever at over 100ppm. Get 'em while they're hot.
Please note this is limited to 1 bottle per customer.
Whisky Bible 2010: Scotch Whisky of the Year; Second Finest Whisky in the World; 97 points