Ardbeg 1998 12 Year Old Chieftain's

Ardbeg 1998 12 Year Old Chieftain's
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Ardbeg 1998 12 Year Old Chieftain'sArdbeg 1998 12 Year Old Chieftain'sArdbeg 1998 12 Year Old Chieftain's
Winning bid: £70.00
Lot number: 073-5087

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.

Bottled by Ian Macleod for its Chieftain's series.

Distilled: June 1998

Bottled: September 2010

Age: 12 years old

Cask Number: 1783 and 1790

43% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: One of only 2,400 bottles released.

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)
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