INTRODUCING ARDBEG 25 YEARS OLD
Ardbeg releases a new 25 Years Old crafted from raw ingredients woven together to create a whisky distinguished by its exceptional balance, beauty and prestige
The silver cage packaging mirrors the whisky within, crafted carefully to hold the rarest of liquids while representing the untamed nature of Ardbeg
The newest, oldest whisky to join our core range. This supreme expression proves unequivocally that age cannot tame Ardbegs smoky power. But it can yield some of the most complex and majestic flavours ever to burst forth from Ardbeg Distillery.
Bottled from incredibly rare casks filled during some of the Distillerys darkest days, this is Ardbeg at its most intricate, balanced and beguiling.
Majestic aromas of smoked cream and earthy bonfires are masterfully interwoven with layers of pine and fragrant candle wax. Hot pepper rises on the palate, twisting around lemon sherbet sweetness, while hints of carbolic soap and tar flow into a long aftertaste characterised by delicate aniseed entwined with lingering cream and fudge.
Non chill-filtered with a strength of 46
Cask: Fully Matured in Ex-Bourbon Casks Age: 25 Years Old
Color: Bright Amber
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The Ardbeg distillery has been producing whisky since 1798, and began commercial production in 1815. Like most Scottish distilleries, for most of its history, its whisky was produced for use in blended whisky, rather than as a single malt. By 1886 the distillery produced 300,000 gallons of whisky per year, and employed 60 workers. Production was halted in 1981, but resumed on a limited basis in 1989 and continued at a low level through late 1996, during the period when Ardbeg was owned by Hiram Walker. In 1997 the distillery was bought and reopened by Glenmorangie plc (subsequently taken over by the French company LVMH on 28 December 2004) with production resuming on June 25, 1997 and full production resuming in 1998. The distillery was reopened by Ed Dodson in 1997 and handed over to Stuart Thomson, who managed it from 1997 to 2006. Michael "Mickey" Heads, an Islay native and former manager at Jura who had worked at Ardbeg years earlier, took over on 12 March 2007.