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.
The "Black Mystery" was a special release for France in late 2008. The offering consisted of a standard "Old" Ten bottle with a special Piano Black wooden display box. 3,000 of these were made, and half of them were allotted to La Maison du Whisky
46% ABV / 70cl
Bottle number: One of only 3,000 released
Please note internal plinth detached and marking to carton
Please examine all images of the lot, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.