Ardbeg - 10 Year Old - Islay Whisky 70cl Bottle

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Ardbeg - 10 Year Old
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70cl Bottle
£38.33
Available 26th Sep 2014
 

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Ardbeg Ten Years Old is a very special bottling for the Ardbeg distillery as it is the first non-chill filtered whisky in the Ardbeg range. Chill filtering isn't a bad thing, in fact it created real consistency of product when the whisky industry was a little more 'hap-hazard' than it is today. Ardbeg Ten Years Old is whisky with none of the goodness taken out and as good as straight from the cask.

Who would believe that back in 1981, the distillery fell silent and was mothballed? Fortunately in 1997, to the delight of fans all over the world Glenmorangie plc rescued Ardbeg and a team of dedicated souls set about repairing and reviving the distillery (not to mention repainting it!). Now, once again Ardbeg flows freely.



Category(s):     Single Malt Whisky
Group(s):     10 Year Old Scottish Malt Whisky
Producer: Ardbeg   -   www.ardbeg.com
ABV:   46%
Age:   10 Year Old
Brand:   Ardbeg
Country of Origin:   Scotland
Distillery:   Ardbeg
Region:   Islay

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2 Product Reviews

Date of Review: Sun, 30 Nov 2008
Author:
Review: I first bought this for a mate of mine as a gift duty free airport. He commented on how good it was and initially I didn't believe him. I am a cider lover usually and drinking whiskey normally makes me cringe. I tried it and loved it straight! Found it again on www.thedrinkshop.com so I ordered some for me and my mate. 10/10.

Date of Review: Mon, 04 Aug 2008
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Review: This has to be my absolute favourite. If you like dry smoky scotch, it doesn't get better than this. you can smell the peat a mile away and the palate is rather smooth, though it could be smoother for a more expensive scotch. I can't have anything else after this. I tried the Ardbeg Uigedail after this (my wife bought it at duty free by accident) which turned out to be less smoky and sweeter. If you've had Talisker, Green label, etc. and are looking for a robust scotch with the right peaty aroma, this is the one.

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1713 - The early days of distilling: If the stories are to be believed (and why not?), the inhabitants of Islay had been enjoying the effects of 'strong wines and aquavitae' for years before the Ardbeg distillery was established. Even attempts to suppress the unruly islanders with a heavy malt tax could not deter illicit distillers and smugglers operating around Ardbeg's rocky cove. This was perhaps an inevitable consequence for a remote island, so difficult for the excisemen to reach, yet blessed with an abundance of natural resources needed for producing whisky - fertile soil, peat bogs and unlimited supplies of soft peaty water. Somehow, against a backdrop of raiding Norsemen, inter-island clan battles and English taxation, Ardbeg emerged as "unquestionably the greatest distillery on earth."
1815 - The stage is set: Pour a dram and drink to the MacDougall's - those visionary local farmers who established the Ardbeg Distillery in its present form. The commercial production of Ardbeg as we know and love it had begun... As Ardbeg's popularity grew, so did the community of workers and their families. The distillery became the focus of their vibrant social life, with a choir, billiards, drama, cricket and dancing. On warm evenings, folk would gather to sing on the hillside beside the harbour, accompanied by mouth organs, pipes and a few drams. We feel it's fair to say that not a lot has changed since then, except for the odd skinny dipper spied off the end of the pier...
1981 - Dark days at the distillery: Despite the tremendous popularity of Ardbeg across the world, the distillery experienced fluctuating fortunes. Eventually, production dwindled to a trickle. By 1981, it was mothballed. 18 jobs were lost and the last vestiges of the community crumbled. It seemed the Jewel of Islay might be lost to the world forever...
1997 - There's life in the old girl yet! A world without Ardbeg? Not if Glenmorangie plc had anything to do with it! In 1997, recognising the uniquely graceful and balanced qualities of this precious malt, they stepped in to revive, repair and restore the distillery back to its former glory. Over 1.4 million has been spent on new heating tanks, steam lines, feed tanks and more. Three washbacks have been replaced in Oregon pine, and one of the stills faithfully replicated down to the tiniest detail. Even some familiar faces are working here once again. The maltings are now in Port Ellen, still made to Ardbeg's exact requirements, which has left the original buildings with their distinctive pagoda roofs free to house the Old Kiln Cafe and shop - now a hub of activity for locals and visitors alike.
2000 - Keeping doors open forever: Throughout the years, many people have striven to safeguard the heritage of this beautiful, unique malt. With the formation of The Ardbeg Committee it is almost assured that Ardbeg will be enjoyed for generations to come and that the distillery doors will never close again.

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