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Ardbeg 1974 / Double Barrel

 
     
    140cl / 50%  -  Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
   

Ardbeg Double Barrel is something pretty special. This leather case from Purdey and Sons contains an Omas fountain pen, a leather-bound notebook for you to record your tasting notes and eight sterling silver cups. Oh, and two single cask Ardbegs from 1974 - both bottled at cask strength and packaged in hand-blown bottles with sterling silver labels. Just 250 of these sets are being released worldwide

     
  £10,250.00 inc.VAT (£8,541.67 ex. VAT)
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Country: Scotland
Region: Islay
Bottler: Distillery Bottling


Tasting Notes

Tasting Notes by John Hansell, Malt Advocate

After nosing and tasting both of them, I must say that they're both pretty damn good.  I feared that this many years in oak would have the whiskies tasting tired and woody.  I was wrong.  They still maintain a vibrancy and balance of flavour, along with all of the depth and maturity one would expect in an older whisky.

Cask #3145 is the lighter in colour, and the sweet notes that balance the smoke and seaweed are not as caramelised as cask #3524.  I'm tasting hints of shortbread and caramel, which show through the peat smoke, tobacco, toasted nuts, firm spice notes (cinnamon, clove and mint) and lingering brine.  Very complex.  95 points

Cask #3524 is darker, with notes of sticky toffee pudding and chewy caramel that firmly support the polished leather, cigar box, roasted chestnut, smoked seaweed, tar, dark chocolate and, on the finish, espresso.  A meditative whisky. 94 points


 

Ardbeg presents a truly innovative and luxurious creation of single cask bottlings – Ardbeg ‘Double Barrel’. Inspired by the tradition of a shooting party, Ardbeg have created a ‘Double Barrel’ guncase, crafted by a traditional guncase maker. It contains: • Two single cask bottles of Ardbeg 1974 – the oldest and rarest Ardbeg • Eight sterling silver Hamilton & Inches drinking cups • A bespoke oak and sterling silver Omas pen, complete with detailed Ardbeg engraving • Two hand-stitched leather-bound books – a ‘Sampling Register’ with full tasting notes of the 1974 cask bottlings and ‘Double Barrel’, a quirky miscellany of Ardbeg single malt and shooting traditions Only 250 of these exquisite cases exist anywhere in the world -The ultimate in luxury for the ultimate Islay Malt.

 
It contains:

• Two single cask bottles of Ardbeg 1974 – the oldest and rarest Ardbeg

• Eight sterling silver Hamilton & Inches drinking cups

• A bespoke oak and sterling silver Omas pen, complete with detailed Ardbeg engraving

• Two hand-stitched leather-bound books – a ‘Sampling Register’ with full tasting notes of the 1974 cask bottlings and ‘Double Barrel’, a quirky miscellany of Ardbeg single malt and shooting traditions

Only 250 of these exquisite cases exist anywhere in the world -The ultimate in luxury for the ultimate Islay Malt.

 
Ardbeg Distillery
 
 
 
 
   
   
   
   

 

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