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Ardbeg 21 yo 1992 / 2013 Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask 15th Anniv. 50.2% vs Ardbeg 21 yo 1993 / 2014 Mackillop’s Choice #1289 54.3%

So there’s going to be a new core range 19 yo Official Bottling? Ardbeg 21 yo 1992 / 2013 Hunter Laing Old Malt Cask 15th Anniv. 50.2% It’s a perfectly … Continue reading

September 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ardbeg 12 yo 80 proof, white label bottled for the French Market in 1966 vs Ardbeg 18 yo 1975 / 1993 Signatory #2461-2463 43%

Ardbeg 12 yo 80 proof, white label bottled for the French Market in 1966 Tarry and phenolic in a primordially pure and achingly beautiful way, streaked with jagged salinity and … Continue reading

June 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

Been off travelling, some good drinks too. 50s and 60s Bowmore, 60s Laphroaig, 60s Ardbeg, 60s Highland Park, 1972 Brora

Visiting some friends, and drinking some great old bottles. A pictorial record:     Bowmore 1957 / 1990 Moon Import 40% Such elegance and nervous poise. I think of another … Continue reading

April 3, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ardbeg Provenance 2nd Release for the US 23 yo 1974 / 1998 54.7% vs Ardbeg Provenance 1st release 23 yo 1974 / 1997 55.6%

2 of 4 of the monumental Provenance series for Ardbeg. These are landmark whiskies. Ardbeg Provenance 2nd Release for the US 23 yo 1974 / 1998 54.7% This is Ardbeg … Continue reading

January 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

Ardbeg 27 yo 1973 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask 282 bttls vs Ardbeg SMWS 33.12 1974 / 1991

The 1970s were phenomenal for Ardbeg. The quality of the whisky from those wondrous years simple cannot be overstated. And unlike neighbours up the road, Ardbeg’s 70s distillate is still … Continue reading

September 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 yo 46.3% vs Ardbeg 14 yo 1994/2008 Cadenhead 58.3%

Brand new ‘groovy’ Ardbeg is out and I’m playing catch up with Twenty Something, which is really actually 23 years old… Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 yo 46.3% Pre notes conclusion: … Continue reading

April 3, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ardbeg 14 yo Cadenhead  80 proof vs Ardbeg 11 yo 1975/1986 Corti Brothers 86 proof

2 hard to find Ardbegs from the early 70s, so I suspect going to be very good, but just how good: Ardbeg 14 yo Cadenhead  80 proof A mini, though … Continue reading

September 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ardbeg 10 ~1975 vs Ardbeg 24 yo Cadenhead for Sestante ~1965

By now you must have heard that 2 illustrious figures in the whisky world have left us. Dr Jim Swan was a veritable fountain of knowledge and expertise and was … Continue reading

February 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ardbeg 21 yo 1992 #10065 Old Particular vs Ardbeg 23 yo 1991 #10274 Directors’ Cut

New Ardbegs at 20+ years exists but are fairly uncommon. And now that news on the new official 21 yo has done the media circuit, seems like a great time … Continue reading

October 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

Ardbeg 1975 43% vs Ardbeg 1972/2001 First Bottling Silver Seal 43%

This session proved to be a bit of a surprise. I had chosen these 2 because they were both pre-77 distillate, and produced during the period of semi joint ownership … Continue reading

May 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Ardbeg 26 yo 1974 Douglas Laing OMC vs Ledaig 22 yo 1972 Lost Bottlings

So its been peat peat peat recently, why not continue?  Ardbeg, Laphroaig and Lagavulin are often compared to each other as the holy triumvirate in their peaty domain. Less appreciated … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Ardbeg: A young special, a young standard and a young independent

This was more tiring that I thought it would be, this is a big big distillate, and 2 of them at least were big big whiskies. It is one thing … Continue reading

November 16, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ardbeg 10yo circa 1960s, 80 proof

Yes this is a rather old 10 year old, from about the 60s, before Ardbeg started using the distinctive stylized A in Ardbeg. That means this whisky has been in glass … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ardbeg Ardbog (2013) 52.1%

This would be my third entry on Ardbeg, so I’ll skip the talk on the ownership periods and the different nuances of those periods which has earned this illustrious distillery … Continue reading

March 4, 2015 · Leave a comment

Ardbeg ‘Airigh Nam Beist’

Not enough Ardbeg on this website methinks. Airigh Nam Beist is variously translated as lair of the beast, or shelter of the beast (romantic end) to just a middling pasture … Continue reading

August 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ardbeg 17 yo 1994, Cadenheads Cask Ends,

This will be an interesting post : ) Perhaps the most ‘cult’ of the big 3 on the Kildalton shore – good lord have you seen the auction prices on … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · Leave a comment
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