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.
Cask strength Ardbeg Initially intended for the Japanese market. However, a very small parcel of them were available at the distillery. You can tell the difference as the back label was translated into Japanese for the export edition where as the others were released without a back label. Rumour has it there were only 600 of these distillery bottles released.
55% ABV / 70cl
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