This new whisky represents the oldest expression to enter the core range of Ardbeg to date. The single malt is particularly special given that the cult Islay distillery was out of production for large parts of the 1980s and 1990s when this was distilled. During that time, Ardbeg was only operated for short periods each year and often by staff from other distilleries on the famous whisky island. Therefore, the liquid is extremely rare and will be released in small batches. The Ardbeg 25 years old has been created by Dr. Bill Lumsden, the Whisky Director for Ardbeg, using a tiny selection of casks that were filled in the mid-1990s.
"After a quarter of a century in the cask you would be forgiven for imagining that the whisky may have lost some of the hallmark Ardbeg smoky punch. I can assure you it has not. There is a remarkable complexity and elegance that I find utterly captivating."Dr. Bill Lumsden.