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 is a charity bottling for the Kildalton Project (and not to be confused with the Kildalton 1980! ) which is part of the North Highland Initiative. This charity's aim is to support fragile communities across the northern highlands and around Scotland.
The Kildalton cross is a monolithic high cross located on Islay's coast at a ruined church. Carved in 800AD.
Cask Type: Bourbon & 1st fill / Refill Sherry casks
46% ABV / 70c
Please note that the inner packaging of this bottle is extremely fragile and slightly cracked. We will endeavour to pack them as securely as possible but cannot guarantee they will survive shipping completely intact. Ardbeg themselves are aware of this issue.
Please examine the images of the bottle, packaging and labels carefully and satisfy yourself as to their condition before making a bid.