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 coastline, 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 oddball Ardbeg was only ever released as part of a pack of two half litre bottles celebrating "quintessential Islay" that were sold to the travel retail market. It's accompanying bottle was a Laphroaig 10 year old.
Age: 15 years old
43% ABV / 50cl
Please note some minor wear and tear.
Please examine all images of the lot, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.