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 »
An cask-strength Ardbeg from the hugely desirable 1972 vintage, bottled from a single bourbon cask for Oddbins in 2004. Even that far back, Ardbeg mania was already in full effect - this bottling was said to have sold out in under two hours, and that was even before whisky guru Serge of Whiskyfun had given it 93 points...
A single cask release of Ardbeg 1974 for the UK market, this time a mere 141 bottles from a bourbon cask. We are told there are very few old casks left at Ardbeg for this kind of bottling, so this may be one of the last released on these shores.
A massive 4.5 litre bottle of cask strength 10 year old Ardbeg, bottled as 'MOR' (this was the original MOR bottling). A serious bit of kit that will take up a chunk of space and provide a talking point at whisky related gatherings for years to come. Lifting it to pour a dram may require help.
Samaroli is an Italian independent bottler, famed for the exceptional quality of their releases and for their arty, innovative labels and packaging. This is a legendary young Ardbeg matured in sherry casks and bottled at full strength in the early 1980s.