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.
Released in March 2017, the Committee Release of Kelpie was gone, like previous releases, in a flash. Part-matured in Russian oak casks from Adygea by the Black Sea, this complex Ardbeg has been well-received by the critics. It's named after the Scottish water-faeries, known to take the shape of a horse or bull when luring mariners to their watery doom...
Cask Type: Bourbon & Virgin Black Sea Oak
51.7% ABV / 70cl