Ardbeg 1972 31 Year Old Cask #2781

Ardbeg 1972 31 Year Old Cask #2781
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Ardbeg 1972 31 Year Old Cask #2781Ardbeg 1972 31 Year Old Cask #2781Ardbeg 1972 31 Year Old Cask #2781
Winning bid: £2600.00
Lot number: 067-1140

Given the success and cult-like fan base that Ardbeg has recently enjoyed, it is almost impossible to imagine that the distillery was closed, on and off, for 15 years until it was purchased by Glenmorangie. Sitting on the southern coastline, the current distillery was founded in 1815, the original having been destroyed by excise men. The Ardbeg spirit still is fitted with a purifier which many believe accounts for its fruity, zesty character.

Distilled: 27.10.1972

Bottled: 13.10.2004

Age: 31 years

Cask Type: Bourbon hogshead

Cask Number: 2781

49.2% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 127/216

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Featured in: The 67th Auction (October 28 – November 6, 2016)