Although Ardbeg Distillery has been producing some of the peatiest whisky in the world since 1789, circumstances throughout the 1980’s almost shut them down. Very little whisky was made at that time but, with a new owner, Ardbeg resumed full production in 1998. An unexpected bonus due to this troubled past means some barrels of their award-winning concoctions has survived untouched from that time. This well-aged bonanza is finally being released to the appreciative members of the Ardbeg Committee, a group of 120,000 people who so loved the distillery and its product that they refused to let Ardbeg die.

The Ardbeg Twenty Something Whisky was aged in former bourbon and oloroso sherry casks and is being released at 46.3% ABV. This rare 23-year-old scotch has been non-chill filtered and was created in the vat that is now a display item in front of the distillery.

Official tasting notes: “On the nose, sweet wood smoke and vanilla cream mingle with sherry notes, burning pine cones and chocolate. Upon tasting, rich chocolate continues with vanilla pods, dried fruits and fennel. The long finish falls away with just a hint of spiciness.”

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