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 special edition Ardbeg released for members of the Ardbeg Committee in celebration of that august institution's 10th Anniversary in 2010. Ten vintages were used in the vatting, ranging from 1997 to 2006.
Ardbeg 17 year old is a great whisky, but is sadly becoming very thin on the ground as demand increases and supply runs low - it's now a good few years since owners Glenmorangie discontinued it. The first bottling of this sparked the revival of Ardbeg's fortunes after the takeover by Glenmorangie.
A tad less peaty than early bottlings, the classic Ardbeg 17yo is still a great whisky, but is sadly becoming very thin on the ground as demand increases and supply runs low - it's now a good few years since owners Glenmorangie discontinued it. The first bottling of this sparked the revival of Ardbeg's fortunes after the takeover by Glenmorangie.
Please note this is limited to one bottle per customer. Please note, there is some minor damage to the boxes.
A second edition of Ardbeg 'MOR', but unlike 2007's cask-strength version, this has been bottled at 46%, as per the normal 10yo. The bottle will look pretty impressive in your living room and, when empty, will hold an awful lot of 2ps and a very big candle.
A massive 4.5 litre bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail. Named after the loch from which all Ardbeg water flows, this is a marriage of bourbon barrel and sherry butt aged whiskies which leads to a stunning sweet and smoky whisky.
A hugely sought-after bottling even today, Ardbeg Very Young was the first general release of spirit produced at the distillery after the Glenmorangie takeover in 1997. The spirit for Very Young was distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2004 at cask strength. A smash hit at the time and a very desirable cult classic ever since.
One of the first releases by Glenmorangie (who had bought the distillery in 1997), this 1978 vintage was distilled a year after Ardbeg had completely closed their on-site maltings. A sought after bottling that is hard to find nowadays.
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.
This bottling was released especially for members of the Ardbeg Committee (the free to join distillery club). A 6 year old, this was the first release entirely using spirit distilled since the distillery reopened in 1997. The idea was that comments were welcomed from the committee, hence the 'For Discussion...' branding.
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.