Ardbeg Feis Ile 2016 Dark Cove & Ardbeg Feis Ile 2015 Perpetuum

Ardbeg Feis Ile 2016 Dark Cove & Ardbeg Feis Ile 2015 Perpetuum
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Ardbeg Feis Ile 2016 Dark Cove & Ardbeg Feis Ile 2015 PerpetuumArdbeg Feis Ile 2016 Dark Cove & Ardbeg Feis Ile 2015 PerpetuumArdbeg Feis Ile 2016 Dark Cove & Ardbeg Feis Ile 2015 Perpetuum
Winning bid: £170.00
Lot number: 080-2768

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.

2016 Dark Cove:

Harking back to Islay's dark illicit past, with tales of smugglers plying their trade under the cover of darkness, this Ardbeg claims to be the darkest ever bottled. This release, while bottled at a lower ABV than the Committee Release, has garnered better reviews, including one from Dramming.com's Oliver Klimek.

Cask Type: Bourbon & Dark Sherry Casks

46.5% ABV / 70cl

2015 Perpetuum

Despite the lower strength (compared to the committee release) the same notes of dark chocolate, sea-spray and pine resin are still here as is the promise that, "Ardbeg will never be automated or simulated."

Cask Type: Bourbon and Sherry Casks

47.4% ABV / 70cl

Please note minor carton and label wear.

Please examine all images of the lot, any packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.

Please note due to the number of bottles in this lot, additional shipping costs will apply.

Featured in: The 80th Auction (November 24 – December 3, 2017)
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