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 of Islay, 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.
Due to its huge upsurge in popularity, Ardbeg has added Ardbeg An Oa to its core malt range of the original three expressions: the 10-year-old; Uigeadail; and Corryvreckan.
This very rare Ardbeg is drawn from just two Spanish Pedro Ximenez Butts and bottled at cask strength to celebrate the 2011 Islay Festival of Music and Malt "Feis Ile". This is a rare beast full of pent up power - don't turn your back on it!
Cask Type: Pedro Ximenez
55.1% ABV / 70cl
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