Ardbeg 1978 1997 Release

Ardbeg 1978 1997 Release
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Winning bid: £410.00
Lot number: 084-4025

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.

This Ardbeg was distilled a year after the distillery had closed its on-site maltings and was one of the first releases from Ardbeg after the takeover by Glenmorangie.

Distilled: 1978

Bottled: 1997

43% ABV / 70cl

Please note peeling to labels & wear to box.

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Featured in: The 84th Auction (March 23 – April 1, 2018)