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Chapter 8: Collecting Ardbeg; “Heavenly Peated"

 

During the last few years, whisky has seen remarkable growth as a collectible entity, along the lines previously reserved for gold, fine wines, art or classic cars. It has become an investment commodity as well as something to be collected, traded and even consumed by dedicated aficionados.

This development thas been reflected in the proliferation of specialist whisky auctions, held by long-established auction houses such as Christie's and Bonham's, with sales taking place in London, Edinburgh, New York, and more frequently, Hong Kong. Additionally, the rise of the internet has led to many dedicated online whisky auction sites around the world.

In this new era, Ardbeg performs very well, as evidenced by the research of the world's first consultancy expert in brokering, collecting, valuations, insight and intelligence, Rare Whisky 101 (www.rarewhisky101.com).

RW101 is headed by former Macallan Master Distiller David Robertson, and ex-corporate banker Andy Simpson, and the Rare Whisky 101 collectors index shows the most heavily traded distilleries from both a volume and a value perspective.

The index is created using UK auction data from the 31st of December 2008 onwards, and is updated every six months to show changes and trends in the market.

In early 2018, Macallan headed the index with 100 points, followed by Ardbeg on 99, and with Bowmore in third place on 97. Describing Ardbeg as "Highly sought after," Robertson noted that the RW101 database contained "803 variants. This can cover multiples of the same bottle if they have different fill levels, label damage etc. 306 of those were bottled by the distiller, while the rest were from 15 independent bottlers." Of these, the Scotch Malt Whisky Society and G&M accounted for 78 each, Cadenhead for 75, Douglas Laing for 66.

With a burgeoning cult status and very few bottlings released prior to Glenmorangie's acquisition of the distillery in 1997, there is relatively little ‘old' Ardbeg to collect, making every limited release under Glenmorangie instantly attractive to aficionados.

A number of expressions released in the last decade have more than quadrupled in price, while, somewhat surprisingly, some the original distillery bottlings from the 1970s remain relatively affordable. Provenance, and a few of the single cask releases, have attained particularly high values, sometimes well in excess of £3,000.

One of the world's leading Ardbeg collectors is Geert Bero, co-owner of the Hotel Bero in Ostend, Belgium. The hotel was established by his great-grandfather in 1921 as "a pub with just three bedrooms above it." Not only does Geert's collection encompass virtually every distillery bottling of Ardbeg ever released, including each label variant and market-specific bottling, but he also has many duplicates.

Geert usually has in excess of 100 open bottles, many of which may be sampled in the Hotel Bero's ‘On the Rocks' whisky bar, which boasts some 90 whiskies. They are also used for sampling sessions, and, of course, for simply enjoying with friends in his Ardbeg- themed studio apartment. Among his many whisky- related activities, Geert is a member of the exclusive Lindores Whisky Society, which has its clubroom base at the Hotel Bero. It comprises 11 friends from all over Belgium who visit festivals and Scotch whisky distilleries several times a year. The Society even hosts its own annual festival at the Hotel Bero.

"Ardbeg has been made what it is by the people out there who drink it," insists Geert. "I think Ardbeg made its name because of the old bottlings, which connoisseurs have bought and opened." His personal interest in Scotch whisky began in 1998, when "I drank some 14-year-old Oban, and that got me hooked on single malts. Then, in 2002 I was at a tasting in our hotel which had an Ardbeg single cask bottling in it and that wasso good I said I had to have more, even although I already had bottles of the 10 and 17-year-olds.

"Back in 2002 Ardbeg was just beginning to become popular, but you could still afford to buy the older bottlings. The most I paid for a bottle was €1,900. That was a rare clear bottle with a black label and white letters. My advice to anyone contemplating starting to collect Ardbeg now is simple. Think twice, as prices have already risen a great deal, and there's going to be a lot of money involved."

Geert aims to have at least one example of every official bottling in his collection, no matter how minor the variations. As he explains, "Even a small change in a back label is significant. But this is Utopia, because I don't know if I'll ever find some of the oldest bottlings. The hunt is sometimes more fun than the final discovery of what you've been looking for."

He makes the significant point that "I'm a whisky drinker as well as a collector. I always have a lot of bottles open. It's sad when people collect whisky and don't know what it tastes like."

Geert has high praise for Ardbegs from the early 1970s, but says that he also enjoys even older expressions, dating from the 1950s and 60s. He describes these as having a ‘dirty' character to them, and points out that there is a mellowness to their peatiness that is no longer necessarily the case in more recent bottlings. He notes that peat then was simply a fuel used to dry making barley, where as now it has become something of a raison d'etre for the most characterful Islay single malts. When asked about his favourite Ardbeg bottlings, Geert selects a 1959 Cadenhead 25 Years Old, a 1967 Signatory Pale Oloroso Cask (#575) and 1976 Cask #2392, bottled for Feis Ile 2002. However, pride of place in his collection goes to a Glencairn decanter of The President's Malt, one of just two produced and filled from a 1975 sherry cask in July 2011, and subsequently sold by sealed bid at an ICAS (Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland) Responsibility Group charity auction

Along with fellow Scotch whisky devotees, Geert makes regular pilgrimages to Scotland to visit distilleries and purchase whisky, and sometimes the purchasing can get a little out of hand, as he recalls of one trip undertaken in 2004. "That time we had three people in the car and 140 bottles on the way home! Fortunately for us, the customs officer at Rosyth in Fife where we were catching the ferry back to Belgium looked at all the bottles and just said ‘Okay, drive on.' He didn't mind—we'd just been supporting the Scottish economy."

Collecting any commodity can become an obsession, but as someone whose bottles are frequently opened and consumed too, Geert is always on the lookout for sources of well-priced Ardbeg. "One day in 2003, I got an email from the guy at World of Whiskies at Heathrow Airport," he says. "He told me they had bottles of Ardbeg Provenance at £225 per bottle. In Belgium it was already selling for the equivalent of £700 per bottle. So, I flew from Brussels to Heathrow and never left terminal four. I just bought seven bottles of it and waited for the next flight back. That's how crazy you can be for a bottle of whisky!"

As that anecdote illustrates, having established a reputation as one of the leading collectors of Ardbeg, Geert is often approached by individuals and retailers offering to sell him bottles of Ardbeg, and these offers are rarely turned down.

Following are some tasting notes on early Glenmorangie releases

Ardbeg Provenance (first released 1997) 55.6% ABV

"A very great whisky. The Asia bottling of 2000 at 55%ABV is the best. The Provenance from 1974 is avatting of casks which has some amazing whiskies in. it." Geert Bero

Ardbeg Lord of the Isles (first released 2001) 46.0%ABV

"For price and quality, it's one of the best Ardbeg's on the market. The first batch, from 2001, is the best. A lot of Sherry influence and a really nice, drinkable whisky. You can easily drink several glasses of it. It has a kind of lightness. If you drank a Lord of the Isles then a Macallan you would still be able to taste the Macallan properly. That's a mark of how drinkable Lord of the Isles is. The earlier batches were heavier—maybe some Kildalton spirit went into the later ones to make it lighter" Geert Bero

Ardbeg Uigeadail (first released 2003) 54.2% ABV "It has changed quite a lot from bottling to bottling. The 2003 is the best, but then the first batch of anything released is almost always the best. I like the Sherry influence in this expression, I think it works very well, and I like the aspect of mystique in the Gaelic names given to this and to bottlings like Airigh Nam Beist." Geert Bero

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist (first released 2006) 46.0%ABV
"A round, full whisky; well matured. The 2006 rotation in particular is very good" Geert Bero

Ardbeg Mor (first released 2007) 57.3%ABV

"A big whisky in every sense. It's a good whisky, and if you compare it to the Very Young you see how important maturation is to whisky" Geert Bero

Vintages

1975
(bottled in 1989/99/2000/2001)
"all fantastic whiskies." Geert Bero

1977 (bottled in 2001 and 2004)

"Very peaty, yet clean and sharp as a knife." Geert Bero

1990 (bottled in 2004)

"Not the best 1990, but I still like it. I think the best 1990 is Airigh Nam Beist." Geert Bero

Single Casks

Cask 2391 Manager's Choice
(Released 1999) 56%ABV

"My personal favourite is the Manager's Choice Cask 2391 bottling from 1976. Oloroso Sherry together with peated whisky, it's a really good marriage. The dark Sherry style works really well with Ardbeg. It's got everything—complexity, sweet aromas of the Sherry and lovely peat. A cracking choice by Stuart, his first Single Cask Manager's Choice, and it certainly proved he has a. real nose for it!" Geert Bero

Other favourite single cask bottlings of Geert Bero include "Cask 2782 from 1972, Cask 2781, bottled for the French market and Cask 2780, done for the Danish. market. These were from ex-Bourbon casks and were clearer and sharper than my overall favourite Cask 2391, different but also very good. The Islay Festival bottling for 2002, Cask 2390 also comprises the dark Sherry and peated whisky combination. I think it's sad that none of the Islay distilleries fill a lot of Sherry casks anymore. There are alot of good single cask releases out there if you can find them."

 

 The 10,000th cask filled under Glenmorangie's ownership will no doubt become very desirable and collectable.

 

 

Ten Ardbeg Single Cask bottlings from 2nd batch

 

Ardbeg Single Cask bottlingfs from 3rd and 4th batch

 

 

Key Bottlings Prior To 1997

 

Alc

Size

Age

Year Bottled

Ardbeg Old Islay Malt - Special Liqueur (page 152)
Green bottle with photo of distillery on cream label

 

75° Proof

 

26 FL.OZS

 

na

C 1970

Ardbeg Old Islay Malt (page 153)

Green bottle with illustration on cream label

 

80° Proof

 

26 FL.OZS

 

na

C 1972

Ardbeg Old Islay Malt - 10-year-old
Green bottle with illustration on cream label

 

80° Proof

 

26 FL.OZS

 

10

c 1975

 

Ardbeg - 10-year-old (page 154)

Clear bottle with white text on mat black label

 

70° Proof

 

26 FL.OZS

 

10

Nov 76 - Feb 77

 

Ardbeg - 10-year-old (page 155)

Clear bottle with white and gold text on black label

 

70° Proof

75.7cl

 

10

c 1977/8

 

Ardbeg - 10-year-old (page 155)

Clear bottle with white and gold text on black label

 

40%

75cl

 

10

c1978/9

 

Ardbeg - 10-year-old (page 156)

Green bottle with white and gold text on black label

 

40%

75cl

 

10

c1983/4

 

Ardbeg - 10-year-old (page 156)

Green bottle with white and gold text on black label

 

40%

70cl

 

10

c1983/4

 

Ardbeg - 15-year-old (page 157)

Green bottle with white and gold text on black label

 

43%

50cl

 

15

 

Very Old Ardbeg - 30-year-old (page 157) Green bottle with white and gold text on black label

      

40%

70cl

30

1996

 

 

Botttlings Since 1997 (Exc Single Casks)

AGED RELEASES

Alc

Size

Age

Year Distilled

Ardbeg Ten Years Old

46.0%

70cl

10

 

Ardbeg Ten Years Old

46.0%

750ml

10

 

Ardbeg Ten Years Old

46.0%

1 liter

10

 

Ardbeg Ten Years Old

57.8%

70cl

10

 

Ardbeg Mor Ten Years Old

57.3%

4.5 liter

10

 

Ardbeg Mor Ten Years Old

46.0%

4.5 liter

10

 

Ardbeg Ten Years Old

46.0%

70cl

10

 

Ardbeg Ten Years Old

46.0%

750ml

10

 

Ardbeg Ten Years Old

46.0%

1 liter

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ardbeg 17-year-old           

40.0%

70cl

17

 

Ardbeg 17-year-old           

43.0%

750ml

17

 

Ardbeg 17-year-old           

43.0%

1 liter

17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ardbeg Twenty One         

46.0%

70cl, 750ml

21

1993 & 1994

 

 

 

 

 

VINTAGES                        

 

 

 

 

Ardbeg 1990

55.0%

70cl

13

1990

Ardbeg 1990

55.0%

70cl

13

1990

Ardbeg 1978

43.0%

70cl

 

1978

Ardbeg 1978

43.0%

70cl

 

1978

Ardbeg 1978

43.0%

750ml

 

1978

Ardbeg 1978

43.0%

70cl

 

1978

Ardbeg 1978

42.4%

70cl

 

1978

Ardbeg 1977

46.0%

70cl

24-27

1977

Ardbeg 1977

46.0%

750ml

24-25

1977

Ardbeg 1975

43.0%

70cl

 

1975

Ardbeg 1975

43.0%

70cl

 

1975

Ardbeg 1975

43.0%

70cl

 

1975

Ardbeg 1975

43.0%

70cl

 

1975

Ardbeg 1965

42.1%

70cl

40

1965

 

 

 

 

 

PEATY PATH TO MATURITY

 

 

 

 

Ardbeg Very Young                        

58.3%

70cl

6

1998

Ardbeg Still Young                           

56.2%

70cl

8

1998

Ardbeg Almost There                      

54.1%

70cl

9

1998

Ardbeg Renaissance” (We’ve Arrived!)   

55.9%

70cl

10

1998

 

 

 

 

 

NAMED RELEASES (In order of year first released)

 

 

 

 

Ardbeg Provenance EU

55.6%

70cl

23

1974

Ardbeg Provenance USA 1

54.7%

750ml

24

1974

Ardbeg Provenance Asia

55.0%

750ml

26

1974

Ardbeg Provenance USA 2

55.0%

750ml

26

1974

 

 

 

 

 

Ardbeg Lord of the Isles

46.0%

70cl

25

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ardbeg Uigeadail

54.2%

70cl

 

1993

Ardbeg Uigeadail

54.2%

70cl

 

 

Ardbeg Uigeadail               

54.2%

750ml

 

 

Ardbeg Uigeadail

54.2%

750ml

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist 1990     

46.0%

70cl, 750ml

16

1990

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist 1990     

46.0%

70cl, 750ml

17

1990

Ardbeg Airigh Nam Beist 1990     

46.0%

70cl, 750ml

18

1990

 

 

 

 

 

Ardbeg Double Barrel

49.9%/44.9%

70cl

33

1974

Ardbeg Double Barrel

49.0%/44.3%

70cl

33

1974

Ardbeg Double Barrel

48.9%/47.7%

70cl

33

1974

Ardbeg Double Barrel

49.9%/44.9%

750ml

33

1974

(from 3 pairs of casks, totalling 250 pairs of bottles)              

 

 

 

 

          

Cask No

Yield

Year Bottled

Bottled For

Comments

 

 

2000-2008

 

 

 

 

2000-2009

US

 

 

 

2000-2008

 

 

 

/900

2003

Japan

Cask strength large bottle

 

/1000

2007

 

 

 

 

2008

 

 

 

 

2008 >

 

 

 

 

2009 >

US

 

 

 

2008 >

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1997 – 2004

 

 

 

 

1998 – 2002

US (Brown Forman)

 

 

 

1997 & 1999

 

For duty free

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

600

2004

 

 

 

1140

2004

Japan

 

 

 

1997

 

 

 

 

1998

 

 

 

 

1998

US (Brown Forman)

 

 

 

1999

 

 

 

/204

1999

 

 

 

 

2001 – 2004

 

 

 

 

2001 – 2002

 

 

 

 

1998

 

 

 

 

1999

 

 

 

 

2000

 

 

 

 

2001

 

 

3678 & 3679

/261

2005

World

Vatted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2004

 

 

 

 

2006

 

 

 

 

2007

 

 

 

 

2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/4000

18 Nov 97

Europe

 

 

/1000

19 May 98

US

 

 

/500

29 Mar 00

Asia

2000 on front label

 

/750

20 Sep 00

US & Asia

21.09.2000 on front

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2001 – 2007

 

L1 – L7 relecting each year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2003 – 2004

 

 

 

 

2004 >

 

Botttled date omitted mid 2004

 

 

2004

US (Brown Forman)

Botttled date omitted mid 2004

 

 

2006 >

US (import Moet Hennessy inc NY)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2006

 

 

 

 

2007

 

 

 

 

2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3145 & 3524

 

2007

Europe

From 2 single casks

3160 & 3528

 

2007

UK

From 2 single casks

1745 & 3151

 

2007

Asia

From 2 single casks

3145 & 3524

 

2007

US

From 2 single casks

 

Botttlings Since 1997 (Exc Single Casks)

 

Alc

Size

Age

Year Distilled

Ardbeg Blasda

40.0%

70cl

 

 

Ardbeg Corryvreckan

57.1%

70cl, 750ml

 

 

Ardbeg Supernova

58.9%

70cl, 750ml

 

 

Ardbeg Supernova SN2010

60.1%

70cl, 750ml

 

 

Ardbeg Feis Ile (El Diablo)

55.1%

70cl

 

1998

Ardbeg Alligator

51.2%

70cl, 750ml

 

 

Ardbeg Galileo 1999

49.0%

70cl, 750ml

12

1999

Ardbeg

52.1%

70cl, 750ml

 

 

Ardbeg Auriverdes

49.9%

70cl, 750ml

 

 

Ardbeg Kildalton

46.0%

70cl

 

 

Ardbeg Perpetuum

47.4%

70cl, 750ml

 

 

Ardbeg 1815                      

50.1%

70cl

 

1974 & 1994

Ardbeg Dark Cove            

46.5%

70cl, 750ml

 

 

Ardbeg Twenty One         

46.0%

70cl

21

1993 & 1994

Ardbeg Kelpie         

46.0%

70cl, 750ml

 

 

Ardbeg An Oa

46.6%

70cl, 750ml

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                              

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEE BOTTLINGS

 

 

 

 

Ardbeg 21 years old

56.3%

70cl

21

1979 & 1980

Ardbeg Committee Reserve

55.3%

70cl

6

 

Very Young Ardbeg For Discussion Committee Reserve

58.9%

70cl

24

1997

Ardbeg Kildalton

57.6%

70cl

 

1980

Ardbeg Young Uigeadail Committee Reserve

59.9%

70cl

 

 

Ardbeg Corryvreckan Committee Reserve

57.2%

70cl

 

 

Ardbeg Supernova Advance Committee Release

58.9%

70cl, 750ml

24-27

 

Ardbeg Rollercoaster Committee Anniversary Edition

57.3%

70cl, 750ml

24-25

 

Ardbeg Alligator For Discussion Committee Reserve

51.2%

70cl, 750ml

 

 

Ardbeg Day

56.7%

70cl, 750ml

 

 

Ardbeg Supernova Committee Release SN2014

55.0%

70cl

 

 

Ardbeg Supernova Committee Release SN2015

54.3%

70cl

 

 

Ardbeg Perpetuum Distillery Release Committee Release

49.2%

70cl

40

 

Ardbeg Dark Cove Committee Only Edition

55.0%

70cl, 750ml

 

 

Ardbeg Kelpie Committee Only Edition

51.7%

70cl, 750ml

 

 

Ardbeg Twenty Something            

46.3%

70cl, 750ml

23

 

                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

Single Cask Bottlings Since 1997

 

 

SINGLE CASKS (in order of year released)

Alc

Size

Age

Year Distilled

FIRST BATCH – including the Managers Choice and two Committee Bottlings

 

 

 

 

Ardbeg Manager’s Choice
olive label with Kildalton Cross and black text

56.0%

70cl

22

24 Nov 76

Ardbeg
black label, white text. Abv in cream box

45.2%

70cl

23

26 Dec 75

Ardbeg
brown label with black text

46.7%

70cl

23

26 Dec 75

Ardbeg Committee
brown label with black text

55.0%

70cl

24

24 Nov 76

Ardbeg Committee
brown label with black text

53.2%

70cl

24

24 Nov 76

Ardbeg
olive label with Kildalton Cross and black text

46.7%

70cl

24

26 Dec 75

 

Cask No

Yield

Year Bottled

Bottled For

Comments

 

 

2008 – 2010

 

 

 

 

2009 >

 

 

 

 

2009

 

 

 

 

2010

 

Limited Release

 

/1300

2011

 

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

 

2012

 

 

 

 

2013

 

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

 

2014

 

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

/400

2015

)

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

2017 >

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

/2500

2001

 

From 12 casks

 

/3000

2002

 

 

 

/4002

2003

 

 

 

/1300

2004

)

 

 

/1392

2006

 

 

 

 

2008

 

 

 

/2400

2009

 

 

 

 

2010

 

 

 

 

2011

 

 

 

 

2012

 

Feis Ile

 

 

2014

 

 

 

 

2015

 

SN2015

 

 

2015

 

 

 

 

2016

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

2017

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cask No

Yield

Year Bottled

Bottled For

Comments

2391

/497

23 Jun 99

 

 

4702

/261

20 Oct 99

France

 

4718

/238

20 Oct 99

Italy

 

2392

/528

17 Jul 00

 

 

2394

/466

18 Jul 00

 

 

4700

/248

19 Jul 00

Japan

 

 

 

Single Cask Bottlings Since 1997 cont.

SINGLE CASKS (in order of year released)

Alc

Size

Age

Year Distilled

SECOND BATCH – in black cardboard box (black label, white text. Abv in cream box)

 

 

 

 

Ardbeg

54.5%

70cl

25

24 Nov 76

Ardbeg

53.5%

70cl

25

24 Nov 76

Ardbeg

46.2%

70cl

26

26 Dec 75

Ardbeg

46.2%

70cl

26

26 Dec 75

Ardbeg

47.6%

70cl

26

26 Dec 75

Ardbeg

44.8%

70cl

26

26 Dec 75

Ardbeg

53.1%

70cl

25

24 Nov 76

Ardbeg

44.5%

70cl

28

09 Aug 74

Ardbeg

49.9%

70cl

31

27 Oct 72

Ardbeg

52.3%

70cl

29

14 Jun 74

THIRD BATCH – in green presentation box (black label with gold celtic border)

 

 

 

 

Ardbeg

51.4%

70cl

27

24 Nov 76

Ardbeg

48.3%

70cl

32

24 Mar 72

Ardbeg

45.3%

70cl

32

24 Mar 72

Ardbeg

48.5%

70cl

32

24 Mar 72

Ardbeg

49.2%

70cl

31

27 Oct 72

Ardbeg

49.5%

70cl

31

16 Mar 73

Ardbeg

53.7%

70cl

30

14 Jun 74

Ardbeg

51.4%

70cl

31

27 Oct 72

Ardbeg

44.2%

70cl

31

10 Nov 72

Ardbeg

49.3%

70cl

31

16 Mar 73

Ardbeg

47.2%

70cl

30

26 Dec 75

Ardbeg

44.7%

70cl

30

26 Dec 75

Ardbeg

53.1%

70cl

31

14 Jun 74

Ardbeg

51.9%

70cl

31

14 Jun 74

Ardbeg

42.7%

70cl

31

14 Jun 74

Ardbeg

51.7%

70cl

31

14 Jun 74

Ardbeg

51.0%

70cl

31

14 Jun 74

Ardbeg

51.8%

70cl

31

14 Jun 74

Ardbeg

52.1%

70cl

31

14 Jun 74

Ardbeg

40.9%

70cl

31

26 Dec 75

Ardbeg

41.4%

70cl

31

26 Dec 75

Ardbeg

46.3%

70cl

31

26 Dec 75

FOURTH BATCH – in black presentation box (black label with gold celtic border)

 

 

 

 

Ardbeg

52.2%

70cl

32

12 Jul 74

Ardbeg

52.5%

70cl

32

12 Jul 74

Ardbeg

54.5%

70cl

32

12 Jul 74

Ardbeg

54.1%

70cl

32

12 Jul 74

Ardbeg

53.5%

70cl

32

12 Jul 74

Ardbeg

48.0%

70cl

31

04 Oct 74

Ardbeg

46.7%

70cl

31

25 Oct 74

Ardbeg

50.7%

70cl

31

25 Oct 74

Ardbeg

51.8%

70cl

31

25 Oct 74

Ardbeg

53.9%

70cl

32

12 Jul 74

Ardbeg

54.2%

70cl

31

28 Mar 75

Ardbeg

53.7%

70cl

31

28 Mar 75

Ardbeg

52.8%

70cl

17

20 Aug 90

 

Cask No

Yield

Year Bottled

Bottled For

Comments

2395

/468

26 Mar 02

Japan

 

2396

/492

26 Mar 02

Italy

 

4701

/252

26 Mar 02

France

 

4701

/252

26 Mar 02

France

Italy

4703

/240

26 Mar 02

Italy

 

4716

/228

26 Mar 02

Germany

 

2390

/494

27 Apr 02

Islay fest 02

 

3475

/126

22 Oct 02

Oddbins

 

2782

/246

05 May 03

Italy

 

2740

/120

11 Aug 03

Belgium

 

 

 

 

 

 

2398

/504

05 may 04

Islay Fest 04

 

866

/239

24 Aug 04

Oddbins

 

861

/216

13 Oct 04

Germany

 

868

/236

13 Oct 04

Sweden

 

2781

/216

13 Oct 04

France

 

1146

/219

14 Oct 04

Italy

 

2739

/134

14 Oct 04

Italy

 

2780

/245

14 Oct 04

Denmark

 

3038

/148

14 Oct 04

Belgium

 

1143

/216

22 Dec 04

Distillery

 

4704

/270

14 Apr 05

Islay Fest 05

 

4719

/188

14 Apr 05

Islay

 

2738

/75

20 Sep 05

Belgium

 

2741

/122

20 Sep 05

Sweden

 

2742

/36

20 Sep 05

Hotels Only

 

2743

/106

20 Sep 05

France

 

2749

/120

20 Sep 05

Norway

 

2751

/141

20 Sep 05

UK

 

2752

/133

20 Sep 05

Oddbins

 

4699

/121

16 Feb 06

Distillery

 

4720

/207

16 Feb 06

Italy

 

4717

/165

03 May 06

Islay Fest 06

 

 

 

 

 

 

3306

/126

31 Aug 06

Denmark

 

3309

/109

31 Aug 06

France

 

3326

/110

23 Sep 06

Germany

 

3327

/117

25 Sep 06

Italy

 

3328

/76

25 Sep 06

Italy

 

4547

/133

25 Sep 06

Sweden

 

4985

/93

25 Sep 06

UK

 

4989

/132

25 Sep 06

UK

 

5666

/168

25 Sep 06

UK

 

3324

/118

26 Sep 06

Belgium

 

1375

/522

08 Nov 06

Distillery

 

1378

/453

08 Nov 06

World

 

86

/300

11 Apr 07

Fortnum & Masons

 

 

 

 


Written by Gavin D Smith & Graevie Wallace

 

The text is an excerpt from "Ardbeg: Heavenly Peated" (pp. 199 - 215), written by Gavin D Smith & Graevie Wallace, published 2018 by Hogback Publishing.

 



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