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Ardbeg 1978 1998 Release

Ardbeg 1978 1998 Release
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Ardbeg 1978 1998 ReleaseArdbeg 1978 1998 ReleaseArdbeg 1978 1998 Release
Winning bid: £340.00
Lot number: 073-1882

Given the success and cult-like fan base that Ardbeg has recently enjoyed, it is almost impossible to image 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.

This was distilled a year after Ardbeg had closed its on-site maltings and was one of the first releases after the takeover by Glenmorangie.

Distilled: 1978

Bottled: 1998

43% ABV / 70cl

Please note condition of rear label

Please examine the images of the bottle, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Featured in: The 73rd Auction (April 28 – May 7, 2017)