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Ardbeg 1974 Provenance 1st Release

Ardbeg 1974 Provenance 1st Release
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Lot number: 099-00683

Winning bid: £2,200

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.

A legendary Ardbeg, the 1974 Provenance first appeared in Europe in 1997 shortly after Glenmorangie's takeover of the distillery. This is the first release and was for the UK and European market.

Distilled: 1974

Bottled: 1997

55.6% ABV / 70cl

Bottle Number: 3085

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