Though the distillery dates back to at least 1815, contemporary with its neighbours, it was closed for much of the 1980s, meaning that its modern-day quasi-legendary status is relatively recent. In this, it was helped along in no small part by some rave reviews from where it matters most: Jim Murray awarded his coveted ‘World Whisky of the Year’ title to an Ardbeg expression two years in a row, once for the standard ten-year-old expression - “hard to find a ten-year-old offering more than this”.
This bottling of Ardbeg was released in 2013 for the Feis Ile and is a marriage of whisky matured in ex-Mazanilla sherry casks for at least 10 years and bottled at 52.1%.
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