Ardbeg Introducing Ten Years Old Single Malt Whisky.
46%Abv, 70cl. Limited Edition.
A very rare bottling of Ardbeg 10 year old Single Malt Scotch whisky released at the turn of the century.
The first release after the distillery reopened in 1997. To mark the Ardbeg 1o year old return to the market.
The ” Introducing Ten Years Old” was a corner flash on the box.
Ardbeg Malt Whisky Distillery History.
One of the original Kildalton distilleries, situated on the southern shore of the island.
The present distillery built on the site of an illicit distillery, of which there were many in the area, in 1815.
Ardbeg, unlike its neighbours Laphroaig and Lagavulin, has not enjoyed the same uninterrupted period of production since its opening.
In fact between 1981 and 1989 it was famously closed.
Whilst the then owners Allied distillers decided what to do with the distillery. It was re-opened in 1990 but only operated up to 6 weeks of the year from 1991 until 1996 when the distillery closed again…for good.
In 1997 the Glenmorangie company bought the distillery and all its stock, re-starting distillation in earnest in 1998.
Bringing much needed stability and expertise in maturation particularly. In effect they had resurrected a slumbering beast.
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