Ardbeg have had a stormy history of closing and then re-opening with many owners over the years. This bottle of 30 year old Ardbeg has gone through it all. Distilled back in the 1970's when Ardbeg still did their own floor maltings (a practice which was stopped in the late 70's). A silent period during 1980's and by a ownership change in early 1990's when Allied Distillers took over. A regieme of part time production was resumed with just 2 months distilling a year. In 1996 they released this legendary Ardbeg before selling the distillery in 1997 to Glenmorangie.
So what can we say about this legendary 30 year old Ardbeg? Whilst there was much happening to the distillery, the cask was lying there in the quiet darkness of the Ardbeg warehouse, just waiting for it's chance to shine. The resulting whisky is one of those phenomenal drams that makes Islay fans all go a bit misty eyed!
Age: Guaranteed 30 years old
40% ABV / 70cl