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Ardbeg - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Islay
WF Distillery Ranking: Deuxième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: Active - Stills: 2 (1 wash, 1 spirit) - Founded: 1815
Address: Ardbeg, Isle Of Islay, PA42 7EB - Phone: +44 (0) 1496 302 244
Web: www.ardbeg.com - More info:Malt Madness  


My favourite expression so far:
Ardbeg 29yo 1967/1996 (54.6%, Kingsbury, C#922, sherry, D. 03/'67 Btl. 06/'96)
97 points - Last tasted on June 11, 2007 - Tasting notes here.
Ardbeg
General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Overall: Peat Smoke Tea Pepper Lemon Apple Camphor Liquorice Oysters Grapefruit
Young (<20yo) : Peat Smoke Apples Tea Lemon Pepper Liquorice Oranges Green Maritime
Old (>20yo) : Peat Lemon Smoke Tea Sea Liquorice Camphor Apples Oranges Medicinal

MM Distillery profile:
The Ardbeg distillery lies on the South shore of Islay, close to the other 'Kildalton' distilleries (Lagavulin and Laphroaig). This coast line is home to some of the scary peat monsters that sometimes keep me up at night... The style of the Kildalton malts often has some more... More on Malt Madness.
Ardbeg

For a virtual tour of the distillery, or parts of it, please click here...
You may also climb up to Loch Uigeadail (tirelessly!)

In our opinion: Ardbeg has reached cult status at the turn of the 2000’s thanks to some constantly thrilling whiskies, including a new Ardbeg Ten, and rather clever CRM (Customer Relationship Management), using real life people such as the distillery manager and his wife at length. They switched from rather large vattings (how many great old casks did the previous owners kill by doing the crazy 30yo ‘Very Old’ at 40%?) to single casks bottlings that were soon to appeal to collectors and malt lovers alike. The problem is that prices consequently surged to the point where around 2005, no ‘regular’ malt lover could afford an old single cask Ardbeg anymore. Around 2006-2007, several collectors and drinkers decided to quit collecting Ardbeg, as there’s been a rather huge clash between the clever below the line campaigns, that built a great 'friendship capital' and that managed to make many aficionados brand loyal and the new price policy that made them feel, err, cuckolded. Furthermore, some extravagant new products (Serendipity, Ardbeg Mor, the 1965, the ‘gun case’) rather worked like repellents in our opinion. It is now to be wondered if under the new owners, Ardbeg will definitely lose its cult status among the fanatics, who believe that it’s themselves who decide on what’s really premium and what’s not and not London or Glasgow marketeers, or if it will be revived. Well, the answer may lie in the warehouses and in the owners' ability to show a little restraint as far as pricing is concerned.
Now, what's also true is that out of 184 Ardbegs we could score so far, exactly the half, that is to say 92 versions, reached 90 points or more, which is truly amazing.Yes we love Ardbeg. - November 4, 2007
June 28, 2009 update: a rare Ardbeg 1974 (36 bts only) fetched 8,114 Euros on whiskyauction. The Ardbeg mania goes on despite the recession. Other single casks go above 1,000 Euros.
What the pros had to say: "I have been visiting the Distillery for nearly 30 years - long before anybody had heard of Ardbeg. And because I have long regarded this the finest Distillery in the world, I actually try to handicap the sample to iron out any natural bias. " - Jim Murray, October 12, 2007 in a Glenmorangie Company press release.

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Ardbeg 'Auriverdes' (49.9%, OB, 2014) - 160714
  • Ardbeg Uigeadail new bottling (OB, bottled 2004) - 130604
  • Ardbeg 'Uigeadail' (54.2%, OB, 2004) - no notes - 92
  • Ardbeg 'Uigeadail' (54.2%, OB, 2010) - 240811
  • Ardbeg 'Uigeadail' (54.2%, OB, +/-2013) - 270913
  • Ardbeg 'Young Uigeadail' (59.9%, OB, Committee Reserve, 1392 bottles, 2006) - 021006
  • Ardbeg Committee (55.3%, OB, bottled 2002) - 010206
  • Ardbeg 'Corryvreckan' (57.1%, OB Committee 2008, 5000 bottles) - 280908
  • Ardbeg 'Corryvreckan' (57.1%, OB, general release, 2009) - 221009
  • Ardbeg 'Corryvreckan' (57.1%, OB, +/- 2012) - 130514
  • Ardbeg 'Blasda' (40%, OB, 2008) - 280908
  • Ardbeg 'Rollercoaster' (57.3%, OB, Committee, vatting of ten vintages, 2010) - 120210
  • Ardbeg 'Supernova' (58.9%, OB, advanced Committee release, 2009) - 040209
  • Ardbeg ‘Supernova’ (58.9%, OB, general release, 2009) - 070509
  • Ardbeg ‘Supernova SN2010’ (60.1%, OB, 2010) - 170510
  • Ardbeg ‘Supernova SN2014’ (55%, OB, Committee Release, 2014) - 170914
  • Ardbeg 'Alligator' (51.2%, OB, general release, 2011) - 200911
  • Ardbeg 'Ardbog' (52.1%, OB, 2013) - 180613
  • Ardbeg 6 yo 'Very Young' (58.9%, OB, committee, for discussion) - 050304
  • Ardbeg 10 yo (80° proof, OB, 26 2/3fl.ozs, Red lettering, France, 1960's) - 260405
  • Ardbeg 10 yo (80°proof, OB, UK, white label, early 1970’s) - 170708
  • Ardbeg 10 yo (70 Proof, OB, black label/white lettering, bottled +/-1974) - 290514
  • Ardbeg 10 yo (no ABV listed, flat miniature, 1960’s or 1970's) - 280506
  • Ardbeg 10 yo (40%, OB, Spirit Import, clear glass, 1980’s) - 280506
  • Ardbeg 10 yo (40%, OB, green glass, straight neck, around 1986?) - 280506
  • Ardbeg 10 yo (40%, OB, green glass, 75cl, +/- 1989) - 120210
  • Ardbeg 10 yo 'Ten' (46%, OB, +/-2000) - no notes - 86
  • Ardbeg 10 yo ‘Ten’ (46%, OB, +/-2003) - 170708
  • Ardbeg 10 yo 'Ten' (46%, OB, circa 2005) - 161106
  • Ardbeg 10yo ‘Ten’ (46%, OB, L6, 2006) - 250109
  • Ardbeg 10yo ‘Ten’ (46%, OB, L8, old label, 2008) - 250109
  • Ardbeg 10yo ‘Ten’ (46%, OB, L8, new label, 2008) - 250109
  • Ardbeg 10 yo 'Ten' (46%, OB, +/- 2010) - 060411
  • Ardbeg 10 yo Cask Strength (57.8%, OB for Japan, 900 Btl.) - no notes - 88
  • Ardbeg 10 yo 'Mor' (57.3%, OB, 1000 bottles, 450cl) - 170708
  • Ardbeg 15 yo (43%, OB, 50cls, mid 90’s) - 280506
  • Ardbeg 17 yo (40%, OB, +/-1999) - no notes - 86
  • Ardbeg 17yo (40%, OB, +/-2002) - 051208
  • Ardbeg 21 yo 'Committee' (56.3%, OB, 2500 bottles, 2001) - no notes - 89
  • Ardbeg 25 yo 'Lord of the Isles' (46%, OB, 2001) - 140604
  • Ardbeg 25 yo 'Lord of the Isles' (46%, OB, 2004, L4) - 200910
  • Ardbeg 30 yo 'Very Old' (40%, OB, Black label, Green bottle, 70cl) - no notes - 89
OB - vintage
  • Ardbeg 1965/2005 (42.1%, OB, Casks #3678-3679, 261 bottles) - 201007
  • Ardbeg 1972/2003 (49.9%, OB for Italy, VELIER, cask #2782, 246 bottles, D. 10/'72 Btl. 05/'03) - 181209
  • Ardbeg 1972/2004 (48.3%, OB Manager’s Choice for Oddbins, bourbon cask #866, 239 bottles) - 211204
  • Ardbeg 1972/2004 (44.2%, OB, Belgium, cask #3038, 148 bottles) - 270607
  • Ardbeg 1972/2004 (49.2%, OB for France, bourbon hogshead, cask #2781, 216 bottles) - 210205
  • Ardbeg 1972/2004 (45.3%, OB for Germany, bourbon cask #861, 216 bottles) - 120505
  • Ardbeg 1973/2004 (49.5%, OB, Manager’s Choice for Italy, cask #1146) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 1974/1997 ‘Provenance’ (55.6%, OB) - 030905
  • Ardbeg 1974/2002 (44.5%, OB for Oddbins, cask #3475, 126 bottles) - 030308
  • Ardbeg 1974/2003 (52.3%, OB, Managers Choice, cask #2740, 120 bottles) - no notes - 94
  • Ardbeg 1974/2004 (53.7%, OB, MC for Italy, cask #2739, 134 bottles) - 270705
  • Ardbeg 1974/2005 (53.1%, OB for Belgium, bourbon cask #2738, 75 bottles) - 020206
  • Ardbeg 1974/2005 (51.7%, OB for France, bourbon cask #2743, 106 bottles) - 020206
  • Ardbeg 1974/2005 (51%, OB, for Norway, bourbon, cask #2749, 120 bottles) - 060411
  • Ardbeg 1974/2006 (53.9%, OB, Belgium, cask #3324, 118 bottles) - 020707
  • Ardbeg 1974/2006 (52.5%, OB for La Maison du Whisky, cask #3309, 119 bottles) - 270906
  • Ardbeg 1974/2006 'Flying Turf' (52.2%, OB for Denmark, bourbon, cask #3306, 126 bottles) - 020707
  • Ardbeg 1974/2006 (53.5%, OB, Italy, bourbon, cask #3328, 76 bottles) - 240709
  • Ardbeg 1974/2007 ‘Double Barrel’ (44.9%, OB, cask #3145, 250 bottles) - 230908
  • Ardbeg 1974/2007 ‘Double Barrel’ (49.9%, OB, cask #3524, 250 bottles) - 230908
  • Ardbeg 1975/1998 (43%, OB) - no notes - 90
  • Ardbeg 1975/2000 (43%, OB) - no notes - 90
  • Ardbeg 1975/2000 (46.7%, OB, Manager’s Choice for Japan, cask 4700, 248 bottles) - 150805
  • Ardbeg 1975/2001 (43%, OB) - 211204
  • Ardbeg 1975/2005 (44.7%, OB for Islay Festival, fino, Cask #4719, 188 bottles) - Islay 2005
  • Ardbeg 1975/2005 (47.2%, OB for Islay Festival, oloroso, Cask #4704, 270 bottles) - Islay 2005
  • Ardbeg 1975/2006 'Islay Festival 2006' (46.3%, OB, fino cask #4717, 165 bottles) - 280506
  • Ardbeg 1975/2006 (54.2%, OB, sherry butt, cask #1375, 522 bottles) - 050307
  • Ardbeg 1975/2006 (41.4%, OB, Italy, sherry, cask #4720, 207 bottles) - 210108
  • Ardbeg 1975/2006 (53.7%, OB, Switzerland, France and a few other countries, sherry butt, cask #1378, 453 bottles) - 200911
  • Ardbeg 1976/1999 (56%, OB, Manager's Choice, sherry cask, warehouse #10, cask #2391, 497 bottes) - 220309
  • Ardbeg 1976/2000 Committee (55%, OB, sherry cask #2392, 528 b.) - 050304
  • Ardbeg 1976/2000 (53.2%, OB, Committee Reserve, cask #2394, sherry, 446 bottles) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 1976/2002 (53.1%, OB, cask #2390, Feis Isle 2002, 494 bottles) - 220309
  • Ardbeg 1976/2004 (51.4%, OB for Feis Isle 2004, sherry butt #2398, 504 bottles) - 211204
  • Ardbeg 1976/2008 (52.4%, OB, Europe, sherry butt, cask #2397, 519 bottles) - 120412
  • Ardbeg 1977 (46%, OB, 2001) - no notes - 89
  • Ardbeg 1978/1997 (43%, OB) - no notes - 88
  • Ardbeg 1978/1999 (43%, OB) - 060411
  • Ardbeg 1980/2004 ‘Kidalton’ (57.6%, OB) - 010405
  • Ardbeg 1981/2005 'Kildalton' (52.6%, OB, 5ml from 'The Peat Pack') - 280908
  • Ardbeg 1990/2004 ‘Cask Strength’ (55%, OB, Japan, 1140 bottles) - 211204
  • Ardbeg 1990 'Airigh Nam Beist' (46%, OB, 2006) - 270906
  • Ardbeg 1990/2007 (52.8%, OB, for Fortnum & Mason, UK, sherry butt, cask #86, 300 bottles) - 051208
  • Ardbeg 1992/2008 (55.7%, OB, Cask #772, 184 Bts.) - 300509
  • Ardbeg 1998/2004 'Very Young' (58.3%, OB, committee approved) - 120205
  • Ardbeg 1998/2006 ‘Still Young’ (56.2%, OB, 2006) - 200306
  • Ardbeg 1998/2007 ‘Almost There’ (54.1%, OB, 2007) - 170307
  • Ardbeg 1998/2008 ‘Renaissance’ (55.9%, OB) - 170708
  • Ardbeg 1998/2008 (54.7%, OB, Feis Ile 2009, new toasted oak hogshead, cask #1190, 282 bottles) - 060411
  • Ardbeg 1998/2008 (54%, OB, Feis Ile 2009, new toasted oak hogshead, cask #1189, 252 bottles) - 060411
  • Ardbeg 11 yo 1998/2009 (55.4%, OB, 1st fill bourbon, cask#1275, 252 bottles) - 250210
  • Ardbeg 1999/2012 ‘Galileo’ (49%, OB) - 240912
Adelphi
  • Ardbeg 18 yo 1978/1996 (64.7%, Adelphi, cask #274, 192 bottles) - 310705
  • Ardbeg 17 yo 1979/1996 (64.3%, Adelphi for USA, cask #11928, 258 bottles) - 051208
  • Ardbeg 11 yo 1998/2009 (57.9%, Adelphi, cask #1981, 1st fill bourbon, 185 bottles) - 250210
  • Ardbeg 9 yo 1999/2008 (58.5%, Adelphi, cask #626, 274 bottles) - 080909
Alambic Classique
  • Alambic's Special Islay Malt 2000/2008 (42.9%, Alambic Classique, Germany, finished in Pineau des Charentes cask, cask #81122, 498 decanters) - 150409
  • Alambic's Special Islay 10 yo 2000/2010 (59.4%, Alambic Classique, Ardbeg, refill sherry, cask #10424, 154 bottles) - 060411
Cadenhead - Duthie's
  • Ardbeg 12 yo (80 Proof, Cadenhead's, dumpy, black label, 75cl, +/-1977) - 120412
  • Ardbeg 17 yo (46%, Cadenhead's dumpy, Sutti Milano, circa 1985) - 260607
  • Ardbeg 16 yo (46%, Duthies, 1110 bottles, +/-2011) - 060411
  • Ardbeg 25 yo 1959/1985 (46%, Cadenhead, black dumpy, sherry wood) - 081112
  • Ardbeg 13 yo 1965/1978 (80°proof, Cadenhead’s dumpy) - 260607
  • Ardbeg 24 yo 1965 (54.4%, Cadenhead, dumpy white label) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 28 yo 1965/1993 (54.4%, Cadenhead's Authentic Collection) - 060411
  • Ardbeg 32 yo 1966/1999 (42.6%, Cadenhead's Authentic Collection, 120 bottles) - 200910
  • Ardbeg 18 yo 1974/1992 (54.9%, Cadenhead Authentic Collection, 150th anniversary) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 18 yo 1974/1992 (57.6%, Cadenhead Authentic Collection, 150th anniversary) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 18 yo 1974/1992 (57.7%, Cadenhead Authentic Collection, 150th anniversary) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 11 yo 1975 (86 US Proof, Duthie for Corti Brothers, Sacramento, +/-1986) - 170914
  • Ardbeg 15 yo 1975/1990 (46%, Cadenhead) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 1975/1993 (46%, Duthie's) - 200910
  • Ardbeg 19 yo 1975/1994 (58.1%, Cadenhead’s Authentic Collection, Sherrywood) - 120505 - 150805
  • Ardbeg 21 yo 1975/1996 (47%, Cadenhead Authentic Collection) - 150805
  • Ardbeg 21 yo 1975/1996 (48.9%, Cadenhead Authentic Collection, Sherrywood) - 150805
  • Ardbeg 1976/1993 (46%, Duthies for Alte Tabakstube Germany, cask #921, 341 bottles) - 060411
  • Ardbeg 11 yo 1991/2002 (62.2%, Cadenhead's, Bond Res., 306 bottles) - no notes - 95
  • Ardbeg 21 yo 1991/2012 (44.7%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection, bourbon hogshead, 132 bottles) - 031212
  • Ardbeg 10 yo 1993/2003 (58.6%, Cadenhead's BR) - no notes - 90
  • Ardbeg 19 yo 1993/2013 (57.9%, Cadenhead, bourbon hoghsead, 302 bottles) - 260713
  • Ardbeg 13 yo 1994/2007 (59.7%, Cadenhead's Authentic Collection, bourbon hogshead, 348 bottles) - 150409
  • Ardbeg 15 yo 1994/2009 (57.3%, Cadenhead, Authentic Collection, bourbon hogshead, 273 bottles) - 080909
  • Ardbeg 15 yo 1994/2010 (55.7%, Cadenhead, bourbon hogshead, 273 bottles) - 170510
  • Ardbeg 15 yo 1994/2010 (56%, Cadenhead, bourbon hogshead, 268 bottles) - 170510
Dewar Rattray - A.D. Rattray
  • Ardbeg 20 yo 1993/2013 (57.2%, A.D. Rattray, bourbon hogshead, cask #1751, 249 bottles) - 290514
  • Ardbeg 20 yo 1993/2014 (57.1%, A.D. Rattray for Jurgen's Whiskyhuis, sherry hogshead, cask #1732, 142 bottles) - 170914
Douglas Laing
  • Ardbeg 32 yo 1967/1999 (47.5%, Douglas Laing OMC, 185 bottles) - 110607
  • Ardbeg 32 yo 1967/1999 (43.1%, Douglas Laing OMC, 120 bottles) - 110607
  • Ardbeg 32 yo 1967/2000 (49%, Douglas Laing OMC, 309 bottles) - 110607
  • Ardbeg 28 yo 1972/2000 (50.1%, DL for Alambic Germany, 234 bottles) - no notes - 95
  • Ardbeg 28 yo 1972/2001 (49.5%, Douglas Laing OMC, 222 bottles) - 030105
  • Ardbeg 28 yo 1972/2001 (48.8%, DL OMC for Alambic Germany, 252 bottles) - 270607
  • Ardbeg 29 yo 1972/2001 (50%, DL Old Malt Cask, sherry finish, 432 bottles) - 140604
  • Ardbeg ‘The Ardbeggeddon’ 29 yo 1972/2001 (48.4%, Douglas Laing for PLOWED, 227 bottles) - 290605
  • Ardbeg 29 yo 1972/2002 (50.4%, Douglas Laing Platinum, 235 bottles) - 270607
  • Ardbeg 36 yo 1972/2009 (43.5%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, 60th Anniversary, hogshead, 94 bottles) - 181209
  • Ardbeg 27 yo 1973/2000 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, 228 bottles) - 160605
  • Ardbeg 27 yo 1973/2000 (50%, DL OMC, 240 bottles) - no notes - 94
  • Ardbeg 29 yo 1973/2002 (51.4%, DL Platinum, 137 bottles) - no notes - 95
  • Ardbeg 30 yo 1973/2003 (51.9%, Douglas Laing, Platinum Old & Rare, 94 bottles) - 130514
  • Ardbeg 30 yo 1973/2003 (48.9%, DL Platinum, 197 bottles) - 140707
  • Ardbeg 36 yo 1973/2009 (44.7%, Douglas Laing, Platinum, 78 bottles) - 200910
  • Ardbeg 26 yo 1974/2001 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, 252 bottles) - 270705
  • Ardbeg 27 yo 1974/2001 (52.3%, Douglas Laing, Platinum, Japan, 224 bottles) - 240709
  • Ardbeg 28 yo 1974/2003 (50%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask, 264 bottles) - 020206 - 200206
  • Ardbeg 24 yo 1975/2000 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, 234 bottles) - 210108
  • Ardbeg 24 yo 1975/2000 (50%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, 713 bottles) - 230511
  • Ardbeg 25 yo 1975/2000 (50%, DL OMC, 702 bottles, Btl. October) - no notes - 96
  • Ardbeg 25 yo 1975/2001 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, 363 bottles) - 201007
  • Ardbeg 27 yo 1975/2002 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC for the US, 180 bottles) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 27 yo 1975/2002 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, sherry, 342 bottles) - 210108
  • Ardbeg 29 yo 1975/2004 (47.3%, Douglas Laing, Platinum, for UK, 255 bottles) - 200910
  • Ardbeg 30 yo 1975/2005 (47.8%, Douglas Laing Platinum, 274 bottles) - 210108
  • Ardbeg 30 yo 1975/2006 (46.1%, Douglas Laing Platinum, 180 bottles) - 210108
  • Ardbeg 24 yo 1976/2000 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, for World of Whisky, 648 bottles) - 220309
  • Ardbeg 9 yo 1990/2000 (50%, DL OMC, 372 bottles) - no notes - 87
  • Ardbeg 10 yo 1990/2000 (43%, DL McGibbons, Autumn / Winter) - no notes - 82
  • Ardbeg 1990/2001 (58%, Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask for Alambic Classique, 264 bottles) - 280612
  • Ardbeg 10 yo 1990/2002 (?) (43%, McGibbons Provenance, Autumn) - 140604
  • Ardbeg 12 yo 1990/2002 (54.8%, DL for 5th anniv. Speyside Whisky Bar Tok yo , rum finish) - 140604
  • Ardbeg 14 yo 1991/2005 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, DL 1297, 340 bottles) - 010206
  • Ardbeg 15 yo 1991/2006 (50%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, rum finish, 312 bottles) - 280612
  • Ardbeg 16 yo 1991/2007 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, finished in rum cask, 334 bottles, ref #3883) - 130108
  • Ardbeg 20 yo 1991/2011 (48.3%, Douglas Laing, Old & Rare, refill hogshead, 81 bottles) - 140611
  • Ardbeg 21 yo 1992/2013 (48.6%, Douglas Laing, Old Particular, refill hogshead, ref #DL10065, 232 bottles) - 031213
  • Ardbeg 10 yo 1993/2004 (50%, DL OMC, cask DL 1248, 341 bottles) - 030105
  • Ardbeg 10 yo 1993/2004 (50%, DL OMC, 338 bottles) - 060304
Dun Eideann
  • Ardbeg 17 yo 1973/1991 (55.4%, Dun Eideann, Donato Import, Italy, cask #3933, 450 bottles) - 060411
  • Ardbeg 19 yo 1974/1994 (43% Dun Eideann, for Donato, Italy, cask #4396) - 240709
Duncan Taylor
  • Ardbeg 15 yo 1993/2009 (58.9%, Duncan Taylor, Rare Auld, cask #1724, 292 bottles) - 310809
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Ardbeg 1963/1994 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur's Choice, old map label) - 200910
  • Ardbeg 30 yo 1964/1995 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail for John Gross & Co, Baltimore, USA) - 260607
  • Ardbeg 15 yo 1965 (40%, G&M Connoisseurs Choice, Old Brown Label) - no notes - 83
  • Ardbeg 17 yo 1965 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail CC old brown label) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 24 yo 1969/1993 (40%, G&M for Carato, Van Gogh Collection, sherry) - 220705
  • Ardbeg 14 yo 1973/1987 (53.4%, G&M for Carato Private Stock, 75cl) - 160605
  • Ardbeg 1974/1991 (40%, G&M Connoisseurs Choice) - 030308
  • Ardbeg 1974/1994 (40%, Spirit of Scotland, '500 years of Scotch Whisky', circa 1994) - 020707
  • Ardbeg 22 yo 1974/1996 (40%, G&M for Italy, white label) - 010504
  • Ardbeg 1974/1996 (40%, G&M Spirit of Scotland) - no notes - 91
  • Ardbeg 1974/2003 (43%, G&M Connoisseurs Choice) - no notes - 87
  • Ardbeg 13 yo 1975/1988 (54.2%, Gordon & MacPhail for Intertrade, sherry wood) - 050307
  • Ardbeg 1975/1988 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail for Auxil, 75cl) - 240709
  • Ardbeg 13 yo 1975/1989 (54.8%, Intertrade, 75cl) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 1975/1998 (40% G&M Connoisseur's Choice) - 030105
  • Ardbeg 1975/2003 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail CC new map label) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 1976/2004 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur’s Choice) - 220309
  • Ardbeg 1976/2005 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail Connoisseurs Choice) - 201007
  • Ardbeg 1978/1990 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail for Meregalli, 75cl) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 1978/1999 (40%, G&M Connoisseurs Choice) - no notes - 85
  • Ardbeg 1978/2000 (40%, Gordon & MacPhail for Meregalli) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 1978/2000 (56.9%, Spirit of Scotland, casks #1999 & 2000) - 201007
  • Ardbeg 1990/2001 (57.1%, Spirit of Scotland) - 310812
  • Ardbeg 1990/2001 (40%, G&M Connoisseurs Choice) - no notes - 84
  • Ardbeg 1990/2001 (48%, Gordon & MacPhail, Spirit of Scotland, cask #2765) - 240912
  • Ardbeg 1990/2001 (46%, Spirit of Scotland) - 180613
  • Ardbeg 1990/2003 (46%, G&M for Symposion Sweden, cask #3133, sherry) - 030105
  • Ardbeg 1991/2002 (55.6%, G&M Spirit of Scotland, for Holland, cask #1182) - no notes - 87
  • Ardbeg 1991/2005 (43%, G&M Connoisseurs Choice) - 310809
  • Ardbeg 10 yo 1992/2003 (40%, G&M for GDA Milano) - 140306
  • Ardbeg 1993/2003 (57.6%, Spirit of Scotland, cask #1084) - 261005
  • Ardbeg 1993/2005 (43%, Gordon & MacPhail, Connoisseur's Choice) - 150409
  • Ardbeg 1994/2004 (40%, G&M Connoisseur’s Choice) - 250904
  • Ardbeg 9 yo 1995/2004 (56.4%, Spirit of Scotland for Potstill, sherry cask, cask #1397, 321 bottles) - 210905
  • Ardbeg 1996/2004 (51.7%, Spirit of Scotland, cask #898) - 230805
  • Ardbeg 1996/2005 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail CC for La Maison du Whisky, cask #914) - 261005
Hart Bros
  • Ardbeg 17yo 1991/2008 (46%, Hart Brothers, Finest Collection) - 051208
High Spirits
  • Ardbeg 11 yo 1990/2001 (57.1%, High Spirits, 263 bottles) - 280612
  • Ardbeg 12 yo 1990/2003 (46%, High Spirits, 312 bottles) - 031213
  • Ardbeg 15 yo 1991/2006 (58.9%, High Spirits, cask #644) - 140407
  • Ardbeg 10 yo 1993/2003 (46%, High Spirits, 285 bottles) - 081204
Jack Wieber Whisky World
  • Ardbeg 11 yo 1991/2002 (60.6%, Premier Malts, cask #PM2001) - 130906
  • Ardbeg 1991/2005 (57.1%, The Cross Hill, Jack Wieber, 6 months Strathisla finish, 270 bottles) - 260106
  • Ardbeg 1993/2007 (56.3%, Jack Wieber, The Cross Hill, 303 bottles) - 150308
Kingsbury
  • Ardbeg 29 yo 1967/1996 (54.6%, Kingsbury, cask #922) - 110607
  • Ardbeg 29 yo 1967/1996 (52%, Kingsbury, cask #923) - 110607
  • Ardbeg 28 yo 1972/2000 (49.2%, Kingsbury) - 290605
  • Ardbeg 27 yo 1973/2000 (47.4%, Kingsbury, 228 bottles) - 160605
  • Ardbeg 26 yo 1974/2000 (50%, Kingsbury, 278 bottles) - 020707
MacKillop's Choice
  • Ardbeg 1991/2005 (43%, McKillop's Choice) - 200306
Malts of Scotland
  • Ardbeg 20 yo 1991/2011 (48,4%, Malts of Scotland for Hotel Bero Ostende, sherry hogshead, cask #11003, 240 bottles) - 311011
  • Ardbeg 1998/2012 (51.2%, Malts of Scotland, bourbon barrel, cask #MoS 12032, 162 bottles) - 310812
  • Ardbeg 1998/2014 (58.2%, Malts of Scotland, Amazing Casks, sherry hogshead, cask #MoS 14027, 222 bottles) - 170914
  • Images of Islay 'Eilean a Chuirn Lighthouse' (53.2%, Malts of Scotland, 227 bottles) - 160714
Master of Malt
  • Ardbeg 21 yo (40.1%, Master of Malts, Darkness!, Pedro Ximenez finish, 50cl, 2014) - 130514
Milroy's
  • Ardbeg 25 yo 1975/2001 (58%, John Milroy, sherry butt) - 020606
  • Badger 'Islay' 6yo 2001/2007 (46%, Milroy's, cask #27, Bourbon Hogs, 398 bottles) - 141107
Moon Import
  • Ardbeg 1966/1987 (46%, Moon Import, The Birds, hogshead, cask #2443, 264 bottles) - 060411
  • Ardbeg 1966/1987 (46%, Moon Import, The Birds, sherry hogshead, cask #348, 360 bottles) - 280711
Murray McDavid
  • Ardbeg 9 yo 1991/2000 (60.9%, La Réserve, bourbon cask) - 130906
  • Ardbeg 11 yo 1991/2002 (46%, Murray McDavid, Cask#: MM654) - 030105
  • Ardbeg 13 yo 1991/2004 (46%, Murray McDavid, MM426, Bourbon) - 130108
  • Ardbeg 14 yo 1991/2005 (57.4%, Murray McDavid, Bloodtub, cask #643) - no notes - 84
  • Ardbeg 18 yo 1993/2011 (56.9%, Murray McDavid, Mission, bourbon, 245 bottles) - 280612
The Nectar
  • Ardbeg 12 yo 1998/2011 (55.4%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams) - 140611
  • Ardbeg 2000/2007 (62.6%, Daily Dram & The Whisky Fair) - 180613
Samaroli
  • Ardbeg 1973/1988 (57%, Samaroli ‘Fragments of Scotland, 648 bottles) - 160605
  • Ardbeg 1974/1983 (59%, Duthie for Samaroli, 2400 bottles, sherry) - 210905
  • Ardbeg 1975/1987 (57%, Samaroli, 648 bottles) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 1975/1990 (57%, Duthie for Samaroli, Flowers, 480 bottles - 050307
  • Ardbeg 1976/1993 (46%, Duthie for Samaroli, 1020 bottles) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 9 yo 1991 (45%, Samaroli, cask #631, 444 bottles) - 081204
  • Ardbeg 1991/2005 (45%, Samaroli Coilltean, cask #632, 384 bottles) - 140407
Scotch Single Malt Circle
  • Ardbeg 1974/1993 (55.1%, Scotch Single Malt Circle, cask #4377) - 020707
  • Ardbeg 1976/2001 (55.5%, Douglas of Drumlanrig for Scotch Single Malt Circle) - 020606
Scott's Selection
  • Ardbeg 1992/2007 (51.6%, Scott's Selection, 'Single Highland Malt') - 150409
Sestante
  • Ardbeg 14 yo 1973 (53.3%, Sestante, clear glass) - 140707
  • Ardbeg 15 yo 1973/1988 (43%, Sestante, 'Yellow/Green Label, w. Red Letters', 75cl - 210109
  • Ardbeg 15 yo 1973/1988 (53.4%, Sestante, clear glass yellow/green label) - 020606 - 210109
  • Ardbeg 15 yo 1973/1988 (53.5%, Sestante, green glass) - 140707
  • Ardbeg 21 yo 1974/1996 (40%, Sestante) - 081204 - 010206
  • Ardbeg 22 yo 1974/1996 (40%, Sestante, ‘Mellow Matured’, 70cl) - 020707
  • Ardbeg 11 yo 1978/1990 (59.4%, Sestante) - 020606
Signatory
  • Ardbeg 28 yo 1967/1995 (53.2%, Signatory, cask #574, dark oloroso) - 120606
  • Ardbeg 28 yo 1967/1995 (53.7%, Signatory, cask #575, pale oloroso) - 120606
  • Ardbeg 29 yo 1967/1996 (52.3%, Signatory, cask #576, pale oloroso) - 120606
  • Ardbeg 30 yo 1967/1997 (52.2%, Signatory, cask #1138, dark oloroso) - 120606
  • Ardbeg 30 yo 1967/1997 (50.3%, Signatory, dark oloroso, US, cask #1141, 510 bottles) - 220705
  • Ardbeg 30 yo 1967/1997 (49.8%, Signatory, dark oloroso, cask #1140, 536 bottles) - 110607
  • Ardbeg 30 yo 1967/1997 (52%, Signatory, oloroso, cask #578, 540 b.) - 060304
  • Ardbeg 18 yo 1972/1991 (58.9%, Signatory, cask #3444, 275 bottles) - 270607
  • Ardbeg 15 yo 1973/1989 (46%, Signatory, cask #4902) - 140707
  • Ardbeg 17 yo 1974/1992 (43%, Signatory, cask #2026) - 030105
  • Ardbeg 19 yo 1974/1993 (43%, Signatory, casks #4375-77, 980 bottles) - 200206
  • Ardbeg 19 yo 1974/1993 (43%, Signatory, casks #4390-91, 840 bottles) - 030308
  • Ardbeg 23 yo 1974/1997 (51.2%, Signatory, dumpy, casks #1063&1065, 386 bottles) - 200206
  • Ardbeg 23 yo 1974/1997 (43%, Signatory, casks #1047-48-52-54, 800 bottles) - 030308
  • Ardbeg 24 yo 1974/1998 (51.3%, Signatory, Dumpy, cask #657-658, 306 bottles, US Bottling, 75cl) - 240709
  • Ardbeg 18 yo 1975 (43%, Signatory, decanter, casks #2464-67) - 050307
  • Ardbeg 8 yo 1991/1999 (43%, Signatory Vintage, cask #617) - 220804
  • Ardbeg 8 yo 1991/1999 (43%, Signatory, cask #611-615) - no notes - 85
  • Ardbeg 8 yo 1992/2000 (43%, Signatory, cask #416-417, Millennium Ed.) - no notes - 89
  • Ardbeg 10 yo 1992/2002 (56.7%, Signatory Straight from the Cask, cask #424, 478 bottles) - 261005
Silver Seal
  • Ardbeg 28 yo 1972/2001 (43%, Silver Seal, First Bottling, 288 bottles) - no notes - 91
  • Ardbeg 26 yo 1974/2001 (46%, Silver Seal, First Bottling, 264 bottles) - 030308
  • Ardbeg 25 yo 1976/2001 (50%, Silver Seal, 146 bottles) - 120505
  • Ardbeg 25 yo 1976/2002 (50%, Silver Seal, 280 bottles) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 12 yo 1992/2004 (46%, Silver Seal for Collecting Whisky) - 250505
  • Dunnyvaig 14 yo 1996/2010 (50%, Silver Seal, 330 bottles) - 050811
Single Malts of Scotland - Specialty Drinks
  • Ardbeg 8 yo 2000/2008 ‘Quite Young’ (62.6%, The Single Malts of Scotland, cask # 60215, 163 bottles) - 170708
  • Ar1 (58.7%, Specialty Drinks, Elements of Islay, 2008, 50cl) - 040209
  • Ar2 (58.8%, Specialty Drinks, Elements of Islay, 2009, 50cl) - 221009
  • Ar4 (58.1%, Specialty Drinks, Elements of Islay, 2014, 50cl) - 290514
SMWS
  • Ardbeg 1974/1991 (56.2%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #33.12, 75cl) - 270913
  • Ardbeg 16 yo 1977/1993 (62.5%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society 33.19) - 020606
  • Ardbeg Ardbeg 8 yo 1993/2002 (59.8%, SMWS, 33.48, 280 bottles, 'May flowers and Swarfega') - 150308
  • Ardbeg 10 yo 1994/2004 (59.9%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, 33.51) - 250505
  • Ardbeg 10 yo 1994/2004 (59.1%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, 33.54) - 230805
  • Ardbeg 6 yo 1998/2005 (56.2%, SMWS 33.57, fresh sherry gorda) - 210905
  • Ardbeg 7 yo 2001/2009 (61.5%, SMWS, #33.75, 1st fill bourbon , 'Penetrates and explodes', 260 bottles) - 250210
  • Ardbeg 8 yo 2001/2010 '33.92' (57.5%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, first fill bourbon, Earth daughter) - 140611
The Ultimate - Van Wees
  • Ardbeg 19 yo 1974/1994 (43%, The Ultimate, cask #4395) - 140604
The Whisky Fair
  • Ardbeg 15 yo 1991/2007 (54.4%, The Whisky Fair, 327 bottles) - 140407
Wilson & Morgan
  • Ardbeg 18 yo 1974/1993 (54.6%, Wilson & Morgan, 285 bottles) - 200206
  • Ardbeg 18 yo 1974/1993 (52.3%, Wilson & Morgan, cask #4385, 255 bottles) - 240709
  • Ardbeg 26 yo 1975/2002 (46%, Wilson & Morgan, anniversary selection) - 020606
Various IB
  • Ardbeg (51.9%, The Boutique-y Whisky Company, 293 bottles, 2012) - 081112
  • Ardbeg 'Batch 4' (52.4%, That Boutique-y Whisky Company, 427 bottles) - 260713
  • Ardbeg 28 yo 1967 (53%, Scotch Malt Sales, 500ml) - 110607
  • Ardbeg 19 yo 1974 (46%, First Cask, Direct Wines, cask #4380) - 200910
  • Ardbeg 30 yo 1974/2004 (43.3%, Symposion Sweden, Xmas Bottling, 2nd fill sherry, 137 bottles, 50cl) - 030308
  • Ardbeg 1979 (43%, Nisshoku Osaka, Japan, 490ml, +/-1995?) - 270913
  • Slim Cowell’s Personal Selection VII Islay 1980/1993 (60%, Slim Cowell) - 270913
  • Ardbeg 1988/2002 (40%, Mandibolari) - 081204
  • Ardbeg 15 yo 1989/2004 (40%, Mandibolari, 120 bottles) - 081204
  • Ardbeg 11yo 1990/2001 (55%, Potstill, Austria) - 180613
  • Ardbeg 10 yo 1991/2001 (59.9%, Acorn, Japan) - 140306
  • Ardbeg 13 yo 1991/2004 (55.1%, Acorn, Japan) - 020606
  • Ardbeg 18 yo 1991/2009 (50%, whiskyforyou.it, 120 bottles) - 170510
  • Ardbeg 10 yo 1992/2002 (46%, McNeill’s Choice, Germany) - 140306
  • Maximum Peat 11 yo 1997/2009 (49.9%, Spirit & Cask Range, Germany, cask #5450, 348 bottles) - 170510
  • ZDFbeg 1998/2005 (55.5%, Whisky Kanzler, Glenfarclas finish, 50cl) - 260106
  • Ardbeg 5 yo 2000/2005 (58.4%, Ian McLeod for Whiskyfreunde Essenheim, cask #845, 324 bottles) - 021006
 
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