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.
(£249.17 ex. VAT)
CountryScotlandRegionIslayBottlerDistillery BottlingBottling StatusDiscontinuedAge17 Year Old
I have been fortunate to have owned and drunk two bottles of this some years ago and it remains to this day my favourite dram by some margin. Absolutely superb balance; take all the best parts of the Isly malts and this is it! Can't justify the £300 now but if you have one just enjoy!
- Andy H, 27th February
Just retrieved a bottle of this from our loft, my father gives a bottle of Whiskey away every year to someone that helps him out.
When he worked 12 odd years ago he would always come home with a few different bottles from Reps, glad now he never told them he didn't drink.
As it looked a bit different from the normal bottles, I stopped him giving it away till I checked the price, thank god I did?
How do I go about selling a boxed 17yr old?
- David Bibby Hants, 24th Dec '12
Got 1 in Toronto Canada some 7 years ago: wow, how things have changed. will save for a while longer. Toronto Tim.
- Toronto Tim, 14th Apr '12
This is an amazing dram, me and my friend polished off a bottle this year when we visited Arran. looking to buy another bottle, its a bit pricier than when I first got a bottle for £17 about six years ago. Beautiful dram!!
- anonymous, 1st Nov '11
My husband left his unopened boxed bottle behind when he ran off with his girlfriend.....5 years ago - very nice to see the price rising from £40.....means he will actually "pay his way" at some point in the future.......tee hee........
- anonymous, 1st Nov '11
Ah THE classic 'drinking' Ardbeg! Used to buy it frequently when it was ?30-?35 quid. Nearly as good as the fabled 1974. Fond memories of mountain days and bothy nights with this dram. Sadly missed. Uigeadail is good too though.
- Stovieneil, 22nd Mar '11
got the 17yr old for wedding present,9years ago,found it on the shelf, wiped the dust off, not opened though. used to live around the corner from ardbeg,just been pricing it up, good news.
- anonymous, 28th Jan '11
Just had one bought for my 40th by a very good friend. Do i drink it or look at it. So happy
- anonymous, 27th Jun '10
Gutted that I opened this after it lurked in the cupboard....not really, quite terrrrrific....this is just so full on peat with finese, quite the fantastic, smooth, silky and stunning ardbeg
- davepat, 27th Apr '10
Gosh, I bought it for 29 quid in Edinburg in 1997.
- Ralfy, 27th Jan '10
This was about £35, not £45 in 1998 - in Scotland at least. I know because I used to work in an offy in Glasgow. Just shows what a legend this bottling has become.
- Jimbo, 14th Jan '10
Hard to believe that it now costs over 200 pounds. I can remember first buying this back in 1998 for 45 pounds from asda of all places!!! That was when i first fell in love Ardbeg. It is an absolute gem of a whisky.
- ross, 13th Jan '10
I came back from Japan in June 09 and found a bottle of this in my storage room. It had been there 12 years. It's November and have about 1/4 left. It is a very decadent way to ride the depression unemployed. Pathetic but heavenly. :P
- epinoa, 9th Nov '09
17 yr old is my favourite of all Ardbegs! My final bottle of 17 year old is only opened at "the bells" for me and my wife. Absolutely fantastic !
- col, 25th Jan '09
I bought this malt for my husband as a welcome home after working away. it coast me ?60.00 at the time and now it has increased. he enjoyed it so much he finnished before he knew it. i know begs for another bottle has a gift. but to be honest i would not mind paying the increased price the enjoyment he got out the taste was worth every penny!!!!
- anonymous, 18th Dec '08
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