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 »
A 1991 vintage Ardbeg from independent bottler Douglas Laing as part of their Director's Cut series, reserved for their best casks. Distilled in March, it was aged for 23 years before just 114 bottles were yielded in April 2014.
One of a clutch of legendary mid-1990s Connoisseur's Choice bottlings of Ardbegs from the mid-1970s. The integrity of the trademark Ardbeg honeyed fruity, peaty style and the intensity of flavour, even at 40%, are stunning.
A very rare 1976 vintage Ardbeg bottled for Gordon & Macphail's Connoisseurs Choice range - this is one of only two Connoisseurs Choice 1976 Ardbegs we know of and was bottled some time around the end of the 1980s.
An Italian independent bottling of Ardbeg from their legendary vintage of 1974, widely considered to be the last vintage of old true peaty Ardbeg. The maltings at the distillery closed in this year and the malt brought in was not as peaty.
An exclusive release for the Ardbeg Committee, the distillery's fan club, bottled in 2002 with no age statement. It's made up of whiskies from the 70s, 80s and 90s and was bottled at full-proof of 55.3%.
A 1974 vintage Ardbeg from Gordon & Macphail, bottled in the 1980s under their Connoisseurs Choice label in its old brown livery - we think that this might be the first Connoisseurs Choice bottling of Ardbeg from this famous vintage.
A very special old Ardbeg 10yo, unusually bottled in clear glass in the 1980s by former owners Hiram Walker. A whopping 95 points from Whiskyfun's Serge Valentin only enhanced this release's legendary status.