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.
So called because of the charring to American white oak casks to the highest level for whisky which resembles the scales on an alligator.
The result is a single malt which has a lovely spicy character, which develops into big charred tar and smoke with ginger and chocolate.
This bottle was released for discussion to the Ardbeg Committee and therefore is of extremely limited release.
51.2% ABV / 70cl
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