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ARDBEG         19 years old 40 %      
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1974
Bottled 1993
Trademark of Proprietors:
Ardbeg Distillery Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

ARDBEG         22 years old 40%     
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1974
Bottled 1996
Trademark of Proprietors:
Ardbeg Distillery Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

ARDBEG         23 years old 40%      
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1975
Bottled 1998
Trademark of Proprietors:
Glenmorangie pic
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

ARDBEG         19 years old 40%      
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1976
Bottled 1995
Proprietors: Ardbeg Distillery Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

ARDBEG         23 years old 40%     
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1976
Bottled 1999
Trademark of Proprietors:
Glenmorangie pic
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
                
ARDBEG         21 years old 40 %         
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1978
Bottled 1999
Trademark of Proprietors:
Glenmorangie pic
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

ARDBEG         18 years old 56 %      
CADENHEAD'S
AUTHENTIC COLLECTION
Cask Strenght
Distilled 1975
Bottled December 1993
Not diluted
No chill filtration
No colouring
Wm. Cadenhead, 32 Unionstreet,
Campbeltown

ARDBEG         28 years old 53,2 %            
VINTAGE 1967
'BLACK ARDBEG'
Distilled 15.2.67
Matured in a dark oloroso butt
Butt no. 574
Bottled 11.95
488 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

ARDBEG         28 years old 53,7 %             
VINTAGE 1967
Distilled 15.2.67
Matured in a pale oloroso butt
Butt no 575
Bottled 11.95
548 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh
         
ARDBEG         23 years old 51,2 %
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY   
VINTAGE 1974
Distilled 22.3.74
Cask No. 1063 & 65
Bottled 8.8.97
386 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

ARDBEG         20 years old 43 %      
VINTAGE 1974
Distilled 27.9.74
Cask nos. 4383
Bottled 5.95
220 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

ARDBEG         23 years old 43 %      
VINTAGE 1974
Distilled 22.3.74
Cask Nos. 1059,60 & 62
Bottled 8.97
610 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

ARDBEG         8 years old 43 %       
VINTAGE 1991
Distilled 28.2.91
Cask Nos. 611 -615
Bottled 17.3.99
2360 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh
                   
ARDBEG         8 years old 43 %     
VINTAGE 1992
SIGNATORY 2000
SIGNATORY MILLENNIUM EDITION
Distilled on 19th March 1992
Cask Nos. 414-415
Bottled on 28th March 2000
Natural Colour
910 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

ARDBEG         11 years old 55,4 %       
THE SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND
Distilled 1991
Cask no. 1176
Bottled 3-12-02
Proprietors: Glenmorangie pic
Speymalt WhiskyDistiller Ltd, Elgin
                
ARDBEG         TEN years old 46 %     INFO
The Ultimate
Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
Non Chill - Filtered
Ardbeg Distillery Limited,
Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG             Aged 10 years   56,6 %                    
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Distilled May 1998
Cask type: 1st Fill Sherry Gorda
1 of only 497 bottles
Society Single Cask No. 33.74
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults,
Leith, Edinburgh
A dirty dram for Mary Poppins

ARDBEG         17 years old 40 %     INFO
The Ultimate
Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
Ardbeg Distillery Limited,
Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG         29 years old 50 %     
THE OLD MALT CASK 50o
A Single Cask Bottling
Distilled March 1972
Finished in Sherry Cask
- Minimum 6 Months
Bottled August 2001
432 bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

ARDBEG         27 years old 50 %
LAST BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
    
THE OLD MALT CASK 50o
Single Cask Bottling
Distilled March 1973
Bottled July 2000
282 bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

ARDBEG         24 years old 50%      
THE OLD MALT CASK 50o
Single Cask Bottling
Distilled October 1975
Bottled May 2000
713 bottles
No Chill Filtartion
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

ARDBEG         10 years old 50 %     
THE OLD MALT CASK 50o
Single Cask Bottling
Distilled September 1990
Bottled March 2001
312 bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Doyglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

ARDBEG         19 years old 43 %     
THE ULTIMATE SINGLE MALT
SCOTCH WHISKY SELECTION
Distilled 27.9.74
Cask No. 4395
Bottled 6.94
300 bottles
Genummerde flessen
Van Wees, Amersfoort

ARDBEG         11 years old 55,6%      
SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND
Distilled 1991
Cask no. 1182
Bottled 21-08-02
Proprietors: Glenmorangie pic
Speymalt Whisky Dist.Ltd, Elgin

ARDBEG         11 years old 55,8 %      
SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND
Distilled 1991
Cask no. 1174
Bottled 12-11-02
Proprietors: Glenmorangie pic
Speymalt Whisky Dist. Ltd, Elgin.
                  
ARDBEG         29 years old 43%      
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1974
Bottled 2003
Trade Mark of Proprietors:
Glenmorangie pic.
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

ARDBEG   UIGEADAIL                         INFO
geen leeftijd vermelding 54,2 %    
The Ultimate
Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
Traditional Strenght
Non Chill - Filtered
Ardbeg Distillery Limited,
Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG         6 years old 58,9 %     INFO
VERY YOUNG ARDBEG
Exclusive Committee Reserve
Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
For Discussion...
Distilled 1997
Bottled 2003
Ardbeg Distillery Limited,
Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG         1975   23 years old 43 %   
The Ultimate
Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled 1975
Bottled 1998
Limited Edition
Ardbeg Distillery Limited,
Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG         1977      46 %      
The Ultimate
Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
Very Old Single Islay
Distilled 1977
Non Chill - Filtered
Limited Edition
Ardbeg Distillery Limited,
Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG      1978      19 years old 43 %   
The Ultimate
Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled 1978
Bottled 1997
Limited Edition
Ardbeg Distillery Limited,
Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG         30 years old 40 %          INFO
Finest Islay
Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Ardbeg Distillery Limited,
Isle of Islay, Argyll
              
ARDBEG         8 years old 46 %          INFO
Distilled 1990
Cask Ref: MM 2998
Cask Type: Bourbon
Bottled June 1999
No Chill Fltration
No Colouring
Murray McDavid Ltd, Glasgow and London

ARDBEG         over 9 years old 43 %  
THE McGIBBON's PROVENANCE
AUTUMN DISTILLATION
Distilled Autumn 1990
Bottled Spring 2000
No Colouring
Not Chill Filtered
Douglas McGibbon & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

ARDBEG         11 years old   58,4%      
SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND
Distilled 1990
Bottled 2001
Trademark of Proprietors:
Glenmorangie pic
Speymalt Whisky Dist. Ltd, Elgin

ARDBEG         25 years old 46 %     INFO
LORD OF THE ISLES
Single ARDBEG
Islay malt scotch whisky
the ultimate whisky experience
Ardbeg Distillery Limited,
Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG         6 years old 58,3%      INFO
VERY YOUNG ARDBEG
Committee approved
Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled 1998
Bottled 2004
Non Chill - Filtered
Ardbeg Distillery Limited, Isle of Islay,
Argyll

ARDBEG         10 years old 59,9%           INFO
SINGLE CASK SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Distilled May 94
Bottled Oct 04
Society Cask code 33.51
Outturn 293 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh

ARDBEG         24 years old 57,6 %       INFO    
KILDALTON
Lightly Peated
Bottled at Cask Strenght,
Distilled: 1980
Bottled: 2004 in Cask Strength
Limited Edition 1300 Bottles
'A very unusual experience'.

ARDBEG         28 years old 43%      
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Distilled 1975
Bottled 2003
Proprietors: Glenmorangie pic
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

ARDBEG         10 years old 59,5%     
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Distilled May 94
Bottled Oct 04
Society Cask code 33.50
Outturn 383 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Lang may your lum reek'.

ARDBEG   SERENDIPITY            INFO
12  years old 40 %
SUPREME BLENDED
MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Limited Edition

ARDBEG    1978     27 years old 43 %        
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE
Islay
Distilled 1978
Bottled 2005
Trade Mark of Proprietors:
Glenmorangie plc
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin

ARDBEG   6 years old 56,2 %         INFO
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Date distilled May 98
Date bottled Apr 05
Society Cask code 33.57
Outturn 779 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Stornoway black pudding wrapped in Elastoplast'

ARDBEG   6 years old 59,4%        INFO
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Date distilled May 98
Date bottled Apr 05
Society Cask code 33.55
Outturn 262 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,   
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Young but devine'

ARDBEG     9 years old 40 %         INFO
CONNOISSEURS CHOICE 1996
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillation Date: April 1996
Barrels Bottling Date: April 2005
Cask Type: Refill Bourbon
Trade Mark of Proprietors:
The Glenmorangie Company Ltd
Gordon & Macphail, Elgin
                    
ARDBEG  1996   9 years old  53,1  %         
SPIRIT OF SCOTLAND
Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled 1996
Cask no. 937
Bottled 1-9-05
Trade Mark of Proprietors: Glenmorangie plc
Speymalt Whisky Dist, Ltd, Elgin

ARDBEG   16 years old 46 %         INFO
AIRIGH NAM BEIST
ARDBEG - THE UNTAMED SPIRIT OF ISLAY
Limited 1990 Release
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled in The Year 2006
Non Chill - Filtered
Ardbeg Distillery Limited,
Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG        2008       ALMOST THERE  54,1 %    INFO
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Ultimate Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled 1998
VERY  YOUNG  Bottled 2004
STILL  YOUNG  Bottled 2006
ALMOST  THERE  Bottled 2007
2008   TEN  YEARS  OLD
3 rd  RELEASE   BOTTLED  2007
Non Chill - Filtered
Ardbeg Distillery Limited, Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG          2008     RENAISSANCE   55,9 %                                                            
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The Ultimate Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distilled 1998
VERY  YOUNG  Bottled 2004
STILL  YOUNG  Bottled 2006
ALMOST  THERE  Bottled 2007
WE' VE  ARRIVED  Bottled 2008
Final Release Bottled 2008  RENAISSANCE
Non Chill - Filtered
Ardbeg Distillery Limited, Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG                            40 %                INFO                                                
BLASDA
LIGHTLY  PEATED
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
THE  UNTAMED  SPIRIT  OF  ISLAY
Limited Release
Ardbeg Distillery Limited
Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG                       Aged 10 years 57,2 %       INFO                                    
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK  
Society Single Cask No. 33.72
THE  ANNIVERSARY  25  YEARS
1983 - 2008
Distilled May 1998
Cask type 1st Fill barrel / Ex Bourbon
Outturn 255 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Mellow treat'

ARDBEG                   Aged 10 years 57,8 %                                         
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Society Single Cask No. 33.73
THE  ANNIVERSARY  25  YEARS
1983   -  2008
Distilled May 1998
Cask type 1st Fill Sherry Gorda
Outturn 782 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'An entire meal - and more !

ARDBEG          STELLAR  RELEASE   58,9 %          INFO
SUPERNOVA
THE  ULTIMATE  ISLAY
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
THE  UNTAMED  SPIRIT  
OF  ISLAY
Non chill - filtered
Limited Release
Ardbeg Distillery Limited,
                                                                    
ARDBEG      1976     over 31 years old  52,4 %                               
SINGLE  CASK
Single Islay Malt Scotch Whisky
CASK  STRENGHT
Date Cask Filled: 4 Nov 1976
Cask No: 2397
Cask Type: Sherry Butt
Date Bottled: 10 June 2008
Numbered Bottles
Output: 519 Bottles
Signature: Michael Head, Distillery Manager
Ardbeg Distillery Limited, Isle of Islay, Argyll
                                                       
                                                       
ARDBEG      Aged 10 years   56,6 %        INFO     
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Distilled May 1998
Cask type: 1st Fill Sherry Gorda
1 of only 497 bottles
Society Single Cask No. 33.74
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults,
Leith, Edinburgh
A dirty dram for Mary Poppins
      
ARDBEG        Aged 10 years 56.3 %        INFO                            
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Distilled May 1998
Cask Type: First Fill Barrel
1 of 242 bottles
Society Single Cask No: 33.76
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults,
Leith, Edinburgh
A civilized scout camp

ARDBEG     CORRYVRECKAN    57.1 %    INFO                 
THE  ULTIMATE  ISLAY  SINGLE
MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Not for the Faint Hearted !
THE  UNTAMED  SPIRIT  OF  ISLAY
Ardbeg Distillery Limited, Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG        Aged 11 years  55.4 %      INFO                           
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY  
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Distilled May 1998
Cask Type: First Fill Barrel
1 of 198 bottles
Society Single Cask No: 33.78
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults,
Leith, Edinburgh
Leaves little flickering fires
EMPTY

ARDBEG    Aged  10 years  56.4 %  INFO
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Society Single Cask No. 33.86
Distilled Sept.1999
Cask Type: 1st Fill Barrel
Outturn: 243 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
"Hot N Cold

ARDBEG SUPERNOVA   60.1 %   INFO
THE  ULTIMATE  ISLAY  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
S N   2 0 1 0
Limited Release
Ardbeg Distillery Limited, Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG   Guaranted  10  years old  46 %  INFO
ULTIME  BLACK  BOX
Non Chill - Filtered
Ardbeg Distillery Limited, Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG     Aged  10  years  57.6 %    INFO
INGLE  MALT  SCOTCH
WHISKY  FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Society Single Cask No. 33.87
Distilled February 2000
Cask Type: 1st Fill Barrel
Outturn: 255 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, leith, Edinburgh
"Mossy Mohito

ARDBEG    Age  8 years  57,5 %      INFO
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Distilled   October 2001
Cask Type: 1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
1 of 234 Bottles
Society Single Cask No: 33.92
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults,
Leith, Edinburgh
Earth daughter

ARDBEG  Aged 11 years  46 %                               
CHIEFTAIN's  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
LIMITED  EDITION  COLLECTION
Islay
Distillation date: june 1998
Wood type: Barrel
Cask number: 1778
Bottling date: March 2010
Number of bottles: 276
Unchill - Filtered
Natural Colour
Ian MacLeod Distillers Ltd, Scotland        

ARDBEG      Age 10 years  55,9%      INFO              
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Distilled August 1999
Cask Type: Refill Butt / ex sherry
1 of 626 Bottles
Society Single Cask No: 33.93
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society, The Vaults,
Leith, Edinburgh
Tarry peppermint tea

ARDBEG  Age  5  years   60.8 %     INFO
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Date Distilled: 20 Dec 2005
Cask Type: 2 Fill Sherry Butt
Outturn / One of only 252 Bottles
Society Single Cask No: 33.112
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith
Powerful, elegant and atmospheric

ARDBEG   
Age  11  years  55,6 %    INFO
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Distilled August 1999
Cask type: Refill Butt / ex Sherry
Outturn: 1 of 468 Bottles
Society Single Cask No: 33.109
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
“Delightful intensity of sherry and smoke “

ARDBEG Aged  13 years   55.2 %   INFO
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY                     
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK

Distilled October 1997                                                
Cask Type: Second Fill Barrel / ex Bourbon
of only 223 Bottles
                                       
Society Single Cask 33.102
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
Smoked porcine

ARDBEG
 Aged  11 years  55.7 %  INFO
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Distilled August 1999
Cask Type Refill  Butt / ex sherry
1 of only 538 Bottles
Society Single Cask: 33.104
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,                                        
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
An Algerian café

ARDBEG   
Aged  7 years  59.6 %  INFO
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK
Distilled July 2003
Cask Type: First Fill Barrel / Ex Bourbon
Society Single Cask No. 33.101
Outturn One of 245 Bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh.
“ Fabulous , thigh – slapping smoke “

ARDBEG     ALLIGATOR  
   51, 2  %     INFO
THE  ULTIMATE  ISLAY  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
UNTAMED  RELEASE

RARE  LIMITED  RELEASE
Non Chill – Filtered
Ardbeg Distillery Limited, Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG   SPACE   1 9 9 9    49 %   INFO
ARDBEG  GALILEO  
CELEBRATING  ARDBEG' s  FIRST
 EVER  EXPERIMENT  IN  SPACE
 EXPLORING  SPACE
 THE  FINAL  FRONTIER
 THE  ULTIMATE  ISLAY  SINGLE
 MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
 Distilled in 1999
 Bottled in 2012
 Ardbeg Distillery, Isle of Islay, Argyll
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  ARDBOG   52,1 %                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT                                                                                                                                                                                                   SCOTCH  WHISKY                                                                                                                                                                                                         THE  UNTAMED  SPIRIT  OF  ISLAY                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     At least 10 years old                                                                                                                                                                                               Matured in Manzanilla sherry casks                                                                                                                                                                                                          Non Chill - Filtered                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ardbeg Distillery Limited, Isle of Islay, Argyll

ARDBEG INFO
Aged 11 years 56.1 %                          
SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
FROM  A  SINGLE  CASK  
Date distilled: 30TH  April 2002
Cask type: 2ND  Fill Barrel ex Bourbon
Society Single Cask no: 33.130
Outturn: One of only 242 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
The Farmyard and the Chip Shop

ARDBEG
Established 1815
47.4 %                                                
PERPETUUM
1 8 1 5   -   2 0 1 5
The Ultimate Islay Single Malt
Scotch Whisky
Ardbeg Distillery Limited
Isle of Islay, Argyll


 

Islay
The Kildalton Distilleries
ARDBEG (1815 - 1996)  (1997


Port Ellen, Islay, Argyll. Licentiehouder: Ardbeg Distillery Ltd. Eigendom van Glenmorangie Pic.
Sinds 1798 was de familie MacDougall actief als boeren op grond te Ardbeg, Airigh nam Beist en de helft van Lagavulin.
Er werd toen ook al gedistilleerd, maar hoofdzakelijk voor eigen gebruik.
Het commercieel distilleren nam een aanvang in 1815 toen John MacDougall, financieel gesteund door Thomas Buchanan Jr, koopman te Glasgow een distilleerderij begon.
In 1835 was de produktie ongeveer 2260 liter spirit per jaar.
In 1838 verleende Walter Frederick Campbell, de landeigenaar, een pachtovereenkomst voor de Ardbeg boerderij en distilleerderij, en 8000 vierkante meter grond voor zeven en vijf-tig jaar aan Thomas Buchanan Jr, het bedrag was £ 1800.
John's zoon Alexander, die de handelsnaam voerde Alexander MacDougall & Co. Alexander raakte later invalide en zijn zuster Margaret werd mede licentiehouder.
Colin Hay, de zoon van de koetsier van Walter Frederick Campbell werd toen manager te Ardbeg.
Na de dood van Alexander in 1853 werd Flora, de zuster van Margaret partner.
Tijdens het leiderschap van Colin Hay groeide Ardbeg uit tot een kleine gemeenschap van ongeveer 200 mensen.
Colin Hay werd de alleen eigenaar na de dood van de zusters Ma;<EBoiigaJLl.
Colin Hay had twee zoons, waarvan Colin distillateur werd en Walter dokter, en ook aan-deelhouder in de distilleerderij.
De Buchanan's waren nog steeds financieel betrokken bij Ardbeg.
Barnard, die Ardbeg bezocht in 1886, nam waar dat Ardbeg toen een wash still had van 18.160 liter, een spirit still van 1362 liter en men met 60 man personeel, 1135 miljoen liter per jaar produceerde !
In 1888 werd een nieuwe huurovereenkomst verleend aan Alexander Wilson Gray Buchanan en Colin Hay, met het recht gebruik te maken van de pier te Ardbeg.
De huur van de pier was £ 100.
Colin Hay stierf op 10 Februari 1899.
In 1902 werd Alexander MacDougall & Co een limited company.
In 1922 werd Ardbeg gekocht voor £ 19000, inclusief het land van Captain Iain Ramsay, de landeigenaar, die in financiële moeilijkheden was geraakt.
£ 9000 werd kontant betaald, de rest zou in gedeeltes worden betaald, maar door de heel moeilijke tijd toen, werd in 1927 het bedrag verminderd tot £ 5000 en in 1932 afgeschreven.
In 1959 werd Ardbeg Distillery Ltd gevormd, gevolgd door Ardbeg Distillery Trust in 1973, met als deelnemers The Distillers Company Ltd (D.C.L) en Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd.

Ardbeg Distillery Factfile
Distillery operating hours   6 days/week, 24 hours/day
Number of employees   13 full-time; 2 part-time; 8 seasonal
Water source   Loch Uigeadail
Water reserve   est 55 million gallons
Water colour   brown
Peat content of water   trace
Malt source   Port Ellen
Own floor maltings?   no
Malt type   Optic
Malt specification phenols   average 54 ppm
Finished spirit phenols   average 23-24 ppm from May 1998;
   16-17 ppm previously
Malt storage   70 tonnes
Mill type   Boby, installed 1881
Grist storage   5 tonnes
Mash tun construction   stainless steel, semi-lauter
Mash size   4,5 tonnes
First water   17.500 litres at 64o C
Second water   8.000 litres at 82o C
Third water   17.500 litres at 90o C
Number of washbacks   6
Wash construction   Oregon pine
Wasback charge   23.500 litres
Yeast   Mauri cultered yeast
Amount of yeast   75 kg per washback
Lengt of fermentation   65-68 hours (shorts: week):
96 hours (longs: weekend)
Initial fermentation temperature   20o C (16o C idfa Fridays)
Strenght of wash   8 per cent abv
Number of wash stills   1
Eash still built   1974
Wash still capacity   18.279 litres
Wash still charge   11.700 litres (64 per cent of capacity)
Heat source   steam coil with heating pans
Wash still height   12 feet 3 inches (3.73 m)
Wash still shape   lamp-glass
Lyne arm   very gently rising
Lenght of low-wines run   around 5 hours
Low-wines collection range   46 per cent abv - 1 per cent abv
Number of wash stills   1
Wash still built   1974
Wash still capacity   18.279 litres
Wash still charge   11.700 litres (64 per cent of capacity
Heat source   steam coil with heating pans
Wash still height   12 feet 3 inches (3.73 m)
Wash still shape   lamp-glass
Lyne arm   very gently rising

Lenght of low-wines run   around 5 hours
Low-wines collection range     "   46 per cent abv - 1 per cent abv
Number of spirit stills   1
Spirit still built   2001
Spirit still capacity   16.957 litres
Spirit still charge   13.660 litres (81 per cent of capacity)
Strenght of spirit still charge   25 per cent abv
Heat source   steam coil with heating pans
Spirit still height   12 feet (3.66 m)
Spirit still shape   lamp-glass
Lyne arm   gently rising
Purifier?   yes
Condensers   two, externally sited, containing 238 tubes
Lenght of foreshot run   around 10 minutes
Lenght of spirit run   around 5 hours 15 minutes
Lenght of feints run   around 3 hours 30 minutes
Spirit cut   73 per cent abv - 62.5 per cent abv
Distilling strenght   69.5 per cent abv - 70.5 per cent abv
Storage strenght   63.5 per cent abv
Average spirit yield   402.1 litres of pure alcohol per tonne of malt (2003)
Disposal of pot ale and spent lees   to local contractors for spreading on farmland
Type of casks filled for branded malt    50 per cent first-fill bourbon (chiefly ex-Jack Daniels
  air-dried wood, barrels rather than hogsheads); 50
  per cent second-fill bourbon (same origins);
  very little sherry; futher finishes and experiments
  in hand
Current annual output   950.000 litres of pure alcohol
Number of warehouses   5 (numbered 3, 9, 10, 10 X and 11)
Type of warehouses   dunnage (3, 9, 10 X); racked (10, 11)
Storage capacity on Islay   24.000 casks
Percentage of branded malt entirely   100 per cent at presnt. In future all branded malt
aged on Islay   will spend at least 10 years on Islay
Vatting and bottling location            Broxburn
Distillery expressions   10- year old
  17- year old
  Uigeadail
  Lord of the Isles (25- year old)
  Vintage-dated bottling
  Ardbeg committee bottlings
Major blending roles   Ballantyne's, Teacher's, Black Bottle

Bron: Peat, Smoke and Spirit by Andrew Jefford

In 1977 werd Hiram Walker de alleen eigenaar, voor £ 300.000.
In 1982 werd Ardbeg gesloten met een verlies van 18 banen.
Tussen 1982 en 1989 werd Ardbeg verbouwd en toen verdween ook de mouterij.
In 1989 werd Ardbeg weer opgestart.
In 1996 werd Ardbeg weer gesloten.
In Maart 1997 verkoopt Allied Domecq Ardbeg aan Glenmorangie Plc voor £ 7.000.000, inclusief merknaam en voorraad.
Glenmorangie Pic heeft enorm geinvesteerd in Ardbeg. Naast het op de markt brengen van de verschillende bottelingen heeft men ook de distilleerderij zelf grondig onder handen genomen .
Men beschikt nu over een lunchroom, congresruimte en een bezoekers centrum met winkel. Dit alles is gevestigd in de oude mouterij No. 1 waar vroeger in twee kilns de gerst werd gedroogd.
In de toekomst wil men ook zalbf weer gaan mouten.
Ardbeg heeft twee met stoomverhitte ketels met een kapaciteit van ongeveer 600.000 liter spirit per jaar.
De gebruikte vaten zijn sinds de overname door Glenmorangie Plc, Amerikaanse refill Bourbon vaten, afkomstig van Heaven Hill en Makers Mark.
Het koel- en proceswater komt van de Loch Uisgeadale.en Loch Iaran. De mout komt van Port Ellen Maltings.
Ian Henderson was de manager van Ardbeg tot in 1997 toen EdwinATG.Dobson; afkomstig van Glen Moray, manager werd.
De Mash tun is 4 ton.
De zes Wash backs zijn groot 28.000 liter.
De Wash stills is groot 21.000 liter, de Spirit still 17.000 liter.
Edwin Dobson, de eerste manager na Henderson van Ardbeg, en een soort wegbereider werd opgevolgd door Stuart Thomson.
De toekomst van Ardbeg werd onzeker in 1978 toen Hiram Walker en Allied samen gingen.
Men bezat nu twee distilleerderijen op Islay: Ardbeg en Laphroaig.
Ardbeg was gesloten van 1981 tot 1989.
Gedurende 1989 - 1996 was Ardbeg jaarlijks twee maanden in bedrijf
Toen in 1997 Ardbeg werd aangekocht door Glenmorangie plc was de distilleerderij in een Staat van verval.
Glenmorangie ging toen ook de verplichting aan jaarlijks 150.000 liter Ardbeg te leveren voor de blends Ballantines en Teachers.
Ardbeg produceerde maar een paar maanden in 1997.

De staat van de distilleerderij was zo siecht dat als gevolg van technische Problemen de produktie moest worden gestaakt van October 1997 tot April 1998.
£ 3,5 miljoen investeerde Glenmorangie in reparaties en herstel, alleen het bezoekerscen-trum vroeg al een bedrag van £ 750.000.
0p 28 Juni 1997 kwam er voor het eerst weer whisky uit de ketels van Ardbeg.
Ardbeg gebruikt voor het distillatie- en koelingproces ongeveer 700.000 liter water per week.

ARDBEG facts

Brand owned by Glenmorangie Plc
Manager Stuart Thomson
Production 18.000 litres pure alcohol per week
Share used for single malt
Half of total production; the rest is sold for blending, though this may change
Degree of peating 50 ppm compared to Laproaig's 35 ppm
Water source Loch uigedale, three miles from the distillery
Peculiarities of wash still It has a purifier on the lyne arm which captures the heavier more impure alcohols and brings them back to the still for further distilling. This explains the complex character of Ardbeg.
Wood Ex-bourbon casks
Shorty. a Jack Russell terrier, is the dog at Ardbeg.

Expressions:

1975
Delicate nose but pungently peaty on the palate, big and robust with hints of oak

1978
Oak on the nose with traces of bourbon against a peaty background. Well-balanced on
the palate with floral traces and refined oak.

PROVENANCE
Peaty, bourbon nose, plenty of smoke; palate big with smoke tar, chocolate and cocoa,
long memorable finish.

17 YEARS OLD
Peaty and sweet on the nose with hints of bourbon. Smoky peat with good balance and a
hint of orange choclate.

ARDBEG (1815 - 1996)  (1997
1794   Er wordt melding gemaakt dat op de plek waar in 1815 de Ardbeg distilleerderij
  zou worden gebouwd
1815   Ardbeg wordt gesticht door John MacDougall
1853   Na de dood van Alexander MacDougall, de zoon van John, nemen zijn zusters, Mar-
  gareth en Flora, geholpen door Colin Hay de distilleerderij over
  Na de dood van de twee zusters MacDougall gaat Colin Hay alleen verder
1888   Collin Hay en Alexander Wilson zijn de licentienemers
1900   Colin Hay wordt opgevolgd door zijn zoon
1902   Alexander MacDougall & Co werd een Limited Company.
1959   Ardbeg Distillery Ltd gesticht
1973   Ardbeg Distillery Trust gevormd door The Distillers Company Ltd (D.C.L.) en
  Hiram Walker & Sons Ltd
1977   Hiram Walker wordt de alleen eigenaar
  De mouterij wordt gesloten
1979   Kildalton, een minder turfgerookte malt wordt gedurende een aantal jaren ge-
  produceerd
1981   Ardbeg sluit
1987   Allied Lyons neemt Hiram Walker over
1989   Ardbeg wordt weer opgestart
  Iain Henderson is de manager
1996   Ardbeg sluit in Juli, en Ardbeg wordt te koop aangeboden
1997   Glenmorangie plc neemt Ardbeg over voor £ 7 miljoen
  Ardbeg wordt weer opgestart op 25 Juni
  De voorraad whisky heeft een waarde van £ 5,5 miljoen, rest voor het zwaar
  vervallen gebouwencomplex £ 1,5 miljoen
  Ardbeg 17 years old en de Provenance worden uitgebracht
1998   Bezoekerscentrum geopend
2000   Ardbeg 10 years old uitgebracht
  Ardbeg Committee opgericht
2001   Lord of the Isles uitgebracht
  Ardbeg 1977 uitgebracht
2002   Ardbeg Committee Rserve uitgebracht
  Ardbeg 1974 uitgebracht
2003   Ardbeg Uigedail uitgebracht
2004   Ardbeg Very Young uitgebracht
  Ardbeg Kildalton Limited Edition uitgebracht (not peated)
2005   Ardbeg Serendipity (with Glen Moray) uitgebracht
2006   Ardbeg 1965 uitgebracht
  Ardbeg Still Young uitgebracht
2007   Het Managers echtpaar Stuart én Jacky Thomson verlaten Ardbeg
2006   Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist uitgebracht

The Taste of History
Islay has a rich historical past spanning a thousand years. At one time the sear of the mediaeval kingdom of the 'Lords of the Isles' who ruled the whole of the Western Isles of Scotland and used the sea as the highway for their 'longships',
Over the centuries Islay has been occupied by Celts, Picts, Gaels and Vikings and indeed some of the old ruins standing on the island are reminders of a turbulent past.
In fact, some of the Celtic influences are still in evidence on Islay and, close to the Ardbeg Distillery lies the ancient Celtic Cross of Kildalton dating from the 8th century - one of the oldest and finest examples of Celtic art in Scotland. The charateristic 'A', long associated with Ardbeg, is another reminder of the Celtic heritage and is derived from the famous 'Book of Kells' dating from the same period.
Two centuries ago, Ardbeg, which in Gaelic means 'small headland' was the lonely haunt of smugglers. It is located on the south-eastern shore of Islay.
The Ardbeg distillery boasts its own private water source - Loch Uigeadail is soft and pure. The waters of the loch flow over rocks and peat masses making them beautifully adapted for distilling.

THE OLD MALT CASK 50°
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd
Douglas House 18, Lynedoch Crescent, Glasgow G 3 6 £ Q.
In 1949 Fred Douglas Laing established Douglas Laing & Co primarily as a blender and bottler for his Scotch Whisky blends The King of Scots and House of Peers, which are available today internationally.
Large stocks and reserves of aging Malts in particular, were laid down by Mr. Laing, many being guarded for 25 - 30 years specifically for the older blends such as the 25 and 30 Year Old KING OF SCOTS.
With more than 50 different Malts in stock, over the last 50 years from filling programme, it was obvious that the Malt Master would have certain favourites. These have variously been chalked off the times of regular quality control, as being of particular qualitative interest; both commercially, and for the pleasure of the Directors. It has been their particular perk, benefit and privelege to nose and taste some of the finest quality samples indicative of the Distillers's art.
It was judged by the two current owners/directors (sons of the founder, so nepotism is not dead!) that some of these stocks were 'too good to blend'. And so the OLD MALT CASK selection was developed in 1999 to extend those perks and benefits beyond the Director's tasting suite!
Initially it was felt that 50 different Malts commemorating the Company's 50th Anniversary would be approciate. That tally has now been exeeded but our preferred strenght of 50 X alc/vol is maintained. We believe this strenght creates a fine, round, full quality for various Malts when taken 'neat'. It also allows the regular consumer to know precisely how much or little water should be added to this artisan and craftman's distillate.
These selected Malt Whiskies have waited many years to reach their classic heights of qua-lity. Not only with your health in mind, but with a view to greater enjoyment, may we suggest that in the style of the founder, whose signature endorses your Malt, you enjoy its glass leisurely and slowly.
Douglas Laing.


Tasting Notes Cask No. 2397:

Colour: Deep golden

Aroma:

Ardbeg at its most paradoxial - powerful and pungent, yet displaying a degree of delicacy and
balsamic freshness. At full strength, dark chocolate is filled with cherry brandy and infused with tarry peat smoke. Marzipan, toffee and vanilla mingle with rum and raisin ice cream; then the sweetness is sliced through by pungent black peppercorns, fennel and the salty - balsamic complexity of menthol, pine resin and sea spray. Barbequed bananas, cinnamon -
spiced pears and caramalised walnuts bring sizzling warmth and deep maturity.

With water, waves of classic Ardbeg notes emerge, fused with juicy malt, luscious fruits
and oily nuts: tarry ropes, briny sea - salt and fresh zesty limes battle it out against blueberry
pie, spiced plum skins and weighty crushed sultanas. Creamy honey, treacle toffee and hazel-
nuts collide with pinesap, cedar and iodine. Espresso and cream simmers bin the background.

Taste:

Rich and oily with an intense burst of smoked berry fruits, treacle and juicy malt. The taste is
initially deep and powerful as an avalanche of mouthwatering baked blueberry pie, dried
apricots, dates and plums deepens and rolls over the tongue, drizzled with treacle and sprink-
ling of peaty - demerara sugar. A mouthful of Macchiato coffee and clotted cream rises to
a crescendo bringing a robust and earthy warmth, before a wave of briny - iodine, powdery
violets and walnut oil freshens then dries the palate with lingering tarry espresso.

Finish:

Long, spiced, oily and salty with spiced blueberry, treacle, sun - dried raisins and walnut oil.


Dr. W.B. Lumsden, Master Distiller  

In the headlong rush of science in the late autumn of 2011, a rocket ship blasted off this
earth at 25.000 mph. Deep within it, no ordinary cargo, for the rocket carried research
vials of precious Ardbeg  - crafted  molecules, the beginning of a fascinating first in re -
search experiment by Ardbeg in …… space!

This is the most audacious adventure ever undertaken by Ardbeg Distillery ( or any other distillery for that matter). Ardbeg have been invited by U S based space research company
NanoRacks L L C  to take part in an experiment to test this micro organic compounds in a
maturation experiment  ( the interaction of these compounds with charred oak) between
normal gravity on Earth  and micro - gravity," far up in space on the International Space
Station. The vials contain a class of compounds known as "terpenes" a set of chemicals
which are very widespread in nature and often very aromatic and flavor active. The expe -
riment could explain the workings of these large, complex molecules as they will remain
on the International Space Station for at least tow years and help us uncover new truths
about the change that these molecules undergo  in this near ' zero gravity'  environment.
The experiment will have applications for a varity of commercial and research products
including perhaps, one day, future generations of ARDBEG. Working is close collaboration
with the ARDBEG Distillery team in Scotland, the team will closely monitor the experiment
against control samples here on earth, both in Houston, Texas at the NanoRack's facility
and more familliary, in Warehouse 3 at ARDBEG distillery on Islay!This historic step will
allow us to reach out to other scientic bodies across Scotland ( and the world) led by ARD-
BEGS's own renowed distilling and chemistry expert, Dr. Bill Lumsden, with regular updates
on progress at Ardbeg.com However, what goes up must go down, and ARDBEG is destined
to go down well whatever the atmosphere. So when the experiment successfully lands back
on our own planet, join us and your fellow peaty - earthlings in saluting this momentous
ARDBEG GALILEO - let's celebrate! To celebrate this research initiative, please welcome a
very unusual and very limited ARDBEG, aptly named ARDBEG GALILEO. At its heart ARDBEG
GALILEO is hallmark 1999 ARDBEG which has been matured in classic  ex - bourbon barrels
and some ex - Marsala casks from Sicily. The result is a deep golden, rich and smoky ARDBEG
Bottled at a strength of 49 % it is non chill - filtered for extra texture and mouthfeel

ARDBEG  SPACE  GALILEO

Celebrate Ardbeg's Ultimate Journey into Space !

1 September 2012

Ardbeg Islay Malt Whisky lanceert vandaag haar nieuwste Limited Edition ter ere van de
deelname aan een uniek experiment in de ruimte. Deze expressie is een eerbetoon aan
galileo Galilei, een van de grondleggers van moderne atstronomie.

Ardbeg Galileo  is een speciale vatting van verschillende stijlen Ardbeg whisky die te rijpen
zijn gelegd in 1999. Het hart van de Galileo is spirit gerijpt in ex - Marsala wijnvaten uit
Sicilie.

Dit is gecombineerd met Ardbeg 'klassieke stijl',  gerijpt in 1st fill en 2nd fill ex - bourbon
vaten. Het resultaat is een 12 jaar oude van 49 % A B V, non - chill filtered, met een zoetig
en rokerig karakter. De Marsala - vaten zorgen voor fruitige aroma's en texturen in Ardbeg's
befaamde geturfde en rokerige huisstijl.

De whisky genoemd naar een sleutelfiguur in de moderne astromie, viert Ardbeg's deelname
aan een baan brekend experiment. Eind 2011 is de distilleerderij gevraagd door nanoRacks L L C. een ruintevaartonderzoeksbureau in Houston, texas om deel te nemen aan een uniek    ex periment. Geen enkele andere distilleerderij heeft dit eerder gedaan. Op 11 Oktober 2011
is de Soyuz raket vertrokken naar het Internationaal Space Station I S S met aan boord 4 test
tubes. In houston en in warehouse 3 van de Ardbeg distillerderij op Islay liggen de controle
tubes, zodat de rijping bij normale zwaartekracht op aarde en rijping bij micro - zwaarte-
kracht op het I S S vergeleken kunnen worden. Dit wordt gedaan door micro - organische deeltjes uit de Ardbeg new make spirit in de test tubes te laten reageren met deeltjes van
de eikenhouyten vaten die Ardbeg gebruikt voor de rijping.

De tubes bevatten deeltjes die bekend staan als 'terpenen' een chemisch element dat veel
voorkomt in de natuur en dat vaak zeer aromatisch en ' flavour active 'is. Het experiment
zal minimaal duren en hopelijk meer inzicht bieden in de werking van deze grote, complexe
moleculen. Daarnaast kan het Ardbeg helpen bij het vinden van nieuwe chemische bouw-
stenen in het eigen smakenspectrum. De resultaten van het experiment kunnen toegepast worden in een scala aan commerciële en onderzoeksproducten waaronder dus wellicht ooit
toekomstige whiskies van Ardbeg.


ARDBEG  SPACE  GALILEO

Dr Bill Lumsden Director of Distilling. Whisky Creation and Whisky Stocks reageert: "So
far, so good - het experiment in live gegaan in Januari 2012 toen de wetenschappers
de barriere tussen de twee componenten doorbraken. Het zal nog zeker een jaar duren
voor de eerste resultaten zichtbaar zijn, maar in de tussentijd willen wij het experiment
vieren met de introduktie van Ardbeg Galileo. Onze eigen aardse bijdrage in de ruimte'.

De whisky uit 1999 is apart gelegd kort na de overname van de distillerderij door Glenmorangie Company en de voorraad beslaat ook maar uit enkele duizenden vaten.


The Ardbeg distillery lies on the most southerly part of islay and on the rugged shores
of the Arlantic Ocean.

Release the peat in the spirit…

Islay is an antique land, where Celtic monks found refuge from raiding Norseman and
early distillers smuggled their illicit 'agua vitae' at ARDBEG'S rocky cove. Where the
Lords of the Isles ruled from Loch Finlaggan between 1130 and 1493 - the clan kings
whose bloodline continued through the MacDougalls of ARDBEG, the founders of our                                                                                great and noble whisky.

Malted barley is harvested and dried in smoke from burning peat turfs carved from this
ancient land, locking the peating levels into the whisky. The peat of Islay entombs the
deep and primeval spirit of this place. So to fully understand the story of ARDBEG you
have to dig a little deeper.

Stand on Islay peat bogs and under your feet lie thousands of years history. The peat
that is the essence of ARDBEG embodies a heady mix of life and death and everything
in between.

For to dig into the peat is a travel back in time. Down and down. To when clans fought
and ruled. And Viking treasures were lost and trodden into the yielding ground+ until
you reach the remains of vegetation, last walked upon before the first century.

Release the spirit in the peat…

Our forefathers and their forefathers toiled to ´win´ the peat to dry the barley, to make
our whisky. ARDBEG is born on peat and the deep, marshy bogs which give such com/
pelling flavours to all things Islay. ARDBEG´S classic smoky, but sweet, whisky has been
intriguingly interwoven with salty, savoury whiskies, rare drams which have slumbered
undisturbed for at least ten long years in rare Manzanilla sherry casks. The end result is                                                                         a whisky of great depth and maturity, but one which also displays ARDBEG´S captivating
complexity.   




ARDBOG

Islay's peaty earth has yielded much: Mesolithic flints, arrowheads from 4000 - 2500 BC,
bronze axes, gold brooches and the greatest prize, a leaf - shaped bronze sword, the same
deep ochre colour of ARDBEG itself. The weapon was said to have been thrust into its
earthly resting place 3000 years befor, in honour of the man who yielded it.

Surely hidden still, are hordes of historical treasures. But it is the spirits we release from
the peat that will gift us the essence of true and ancient Islay - in every sip of ARDBEG.
And that is the greatest treasure of all.

ARDBEG THE UNTAMED SPIRIT OF ISLAY.

Cut 3 foot into the bog ansd you'll have dug 1000 years in the past. Dig deeper and you'll
discover peat formed from prehistoric vegetation - the essence of Ardbeg.

Bronze sword unearthed near Oa - the cutting edge in clan warfare fashion 3000 years
ago.

Eons have passed, continents have collided, oceans have drifted on fiery mantles. From ship
wrecks to T - Rex, who knows what lurks beneath?

See a penny, dig it up', and all day you'll have to clean off the muck. Silver coin board dating
from 1635 found buried at Ardnave.

Make mine a double…Silver, bronze and gold were found in a ' His & Hers' Viking grave on Islay.

Where woolly mammoths once roamed, Woolly hill sheep and Committee Members now
flock here.

Underboot you may well find the skull and crossbones of smugglers and pirates who perished whilst plying their illicit trade.

A fessilised monster footprint, found near Airgh Nam Beist.

Ancient crustacean - believd to be a very early member of the Clan MacDougall, forefathers
of Ardbeg's founders.

ARDBEG is renowed as the peatiest, smokiest and most complex of all of Islay's whiskies.
In ARDBEG we celebrate our peaty roots in the marshy wetlands of Islay. ARDBEG's smoky
sweetness has been intriguingly interwoven with salty, savoury whiskies which have slumbered undisturbed in rare ex - Manzanilla sherry casks, all for at least ten long years

ARDBEG  DISTILLERY

Water: Loch Iarran, Loch Uigeadail
Mash tun: 1 x 4 tonnes
Washbacks: 6 x 28000 litres
1 wash still x 21000 litres
1 x spirit still x 17000 litres
Output: 600.000 litres



Ardbeg Supernova flavoured from space
07 September, 2015


The Glenmorangie Company has released a new expression of Ardbeg, its Islay single malt scotch whisky, following an experiment to investigate how micro or zero gravity would affect the flavour of whisky.
The company says the experiment began in October 2011 when vials of new make Ardbeg distillate and shards of Ardbeg casks were sent to the US National Lab on the international space station by the distillery's partner, US space research company, NanoRacks.
The vials orbited Earth at 17,227 miles an hour for nearly three years.
Glenmorangie/Ardbeg's director of distilling and whisky creation Dr Bill Lumsden then analysed them alongside control samples. He said: "When I nosed and tasted the space samples, it became clear that much more of Ardberg's smoky, phenolic character shone through - to reveal a different set of smoky flavours which I have not encountered here on Earth before."
Further analysis, looking at ratios of types of wood extractive compounds showed differences between the two sets of samples, which the company says shows that gravity has an effect of maturation.
So, the distillery has released what it describes as its final bottling of Ardbeg Supernova (non-chill filtered, bottled at 54.3% abv, £124.99) exclusively to its loyal following, the 'Ardbeg Committee' (120,000 in more than 130 countries). It is said to contain the most highly peated Ardbeg, said to provide an "intensity reminiscent of the exploding star after which it is named".

Here's to the next 200 years. A never ending, rich and enticing combination of
classic Ardbeggian notes and incredibly creamy flavours.

Times change . Ardbeg remains. The past, present and future in a glass….Classic
of Ardbeg's yesteryear on the nose as mellow, Rich and enticing Ardbeggian flavours
mingle with dark chocolate, Treacle and Nutty oak. Then like standing on Ardbeg's
pier this morning, water brings forth briny sea - spray with a Pine Resin lime top
note for a remarkably Fresh Bouquet. On the palate Robust Peat smoke and savoury
Smoky Bacon meet creamy Sweet Vanilla, milk chocolate with the hint of Sherry
Casks culminating in a taste of the future… an aftertaste that is never ending..

Celebrating 200 years of Ardbeg.
200 years is a long time. But not in whisky years. If one year equals 7 years in Shortie's
life, Ardbeg only ages every 10 years. Se we're still a young pup and there's plenty of life
in the old dog yet. Yet who could have known back in 1815 that two hundred years later
Ardbeg would still be made in the same place, from the same ingredients, in the same way.

Today everyone at Ardbeg knows that Ardbeg - both the place and the whisky - will endure
for the next 200 years. So on this momentous occasion, our 200th Anniversary, we raise a glass to the past, the present and the future safe in the knowledge that there will never be
a robot that could take the place of the people who made Ardbeg. We pledge Ardbeg will
never be automated or simulated. Only over celebrated…

no synthetic nose or tastebuds will ever come close to replicating the skills of our whisky
creators and no man - made machine will ever be capable of producing man - made
whisky because times change but Ardbeg remains which is why….

Ardbeg gets its name from the Gaelic Airde Beaga which is little height.

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