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 coast line, 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.
On sale in very limited numbers (cases of six) in the days running up to Ardbeg Feis Ile 2012, this was also available at 100 "Ardbeg Embassies" across the world.
The whisky is a limited edition of 12,000 bottles and is a marriage of two different styles of Ardbeg, which have been re-racked in Sherry casks for the last six months.
56.7% ABV / 70cl
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