Ardbeg 10 Year Old, Distillery Bottled
- A lovely salty tang, sweet with a massive malt surge, stupendous spices.
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- The official date that Ardbeg was established was in 1815 by the MacDougall family, however it is believed illicit distilling took place on the premises some 20 years before. The Distillery fell silent in 1981 due to a global whisky downturn as well as poor management. However, production resumed in 1989, only to fall silent again until the distillery was bought by Glenmorangie plc in 1997. Since then, Ardbeg has become world renowned for its unique style. Today the distillery has an excellent tour, restaurant as well as a global following collecting anything this magnificent Distillery produces. Initially, only a 17 year old was released from old stock with the new packaging. After the huge success of this release, many new bottelings followed with equal success.
At the heart of the range, the 10 year old, with its fruity and peaty style. However, due to popularity some of the earlier releases have been dubbed classics, commanding prices far exceeding their initial list price. Those most noteworthy are the bottleings prior to 1977, when the distillery still did its own floor malting.
JIM MURRAY'S WHISKY BIBLE - 93 POINTS - 'Oily, slapped-on-all-over-with-a-trowel-peat that leaves nothing uncoated. A lovely salty tang gives an extra tweak; sweet, equally oily arrival with a massive malt surge. When that has passed the serious work of picking out the intense seaweedy, oaky complexity begins; stupendous spices add an extra dimension to the already complex story unfolding on the palate; close your eyes and enjoy.'
- Jim Murray's 2008 World Whisky of the Year!
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