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.
Bottled as part of the Dun Bheagan range from Willam Maxwell & Co.
Distilled: March 1996
Age: 19 years old
Cask Type: Barrels
Cask Number: 804 / 807
46.1% ABV / 70cl
Bottle Number: One of only 593 bottles released
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