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
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.
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