Ardbeg 1978 1999 Release Low Proof

Ardbeg 1978 1999 Release Low Proof
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Ardbeg 1978 1999 Release Low ProofArdbeg 1978 1999 Release Low Proof
Winning bid: £390.00
Lot number: 074-5059

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 was destroyed by excise men. The Ardbeg spirit still is fitted with a purifier which many believe accounts for its fruity, zesty character.

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

Distilled: 1978

Bottled: 1999

42.4% ABV / 70cl

Please note the lower proof on this bottle.

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Featured in: The 74th Auction (May 26 – June 4, 2017)