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.
You all know the story by now. Some venerable Ardbeg gets mixed up with Glen Moray and they wonder if they should throw away the resultant vatting. Not likely! In stepped the marketing folks and the result is this, the unforeseen but fortuitous union of two great single malts, some very old Ardbeg and Glen Moray.
Age: 12 Years Old
40% ABV / 70cl
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