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 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 Oogling is a marriage of three ex-bourbon hogsheads of Very Young Ardbeg with one sherry butt of 2002 Ardbeg to create a balance of refreshing sweetness.
Cask Type: Three Bourbon Hogsheads of Very Young Ardbeg and one Sherry Butt
59.9% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: One of only 1,392 bottles released