Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)
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Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

$1399. 00
$16788.00 Dozen
ABV: 46.3%

Note: Product has come from a private collection and as such may have some minor scuffing/scratches/handling marks. Actual product pictured.

An historical bottling, distilled in the 1980s and 90s when production at Ardbeg had “slowed to a trickle”,so not surprisingly, stocks are tiny. It’s a whisky that celebrates the fact that Ardbeg persisted even during the lean years, and thrives today.

Mickey Heads, distillery manager and chairman of the Ardbeg Committee comments, “This magnificent whisky was created within the retired iconic still which stands proud outside our distillery today,” adding “It’s a glimpse back into Ardbeg’s turbulent past and reaffirms just why the distillery couldn’t be allowed to be disappear.

Dr Bill Lumsden, director of distilling, whisky creation and whisky stocks at Ardbeg, said: “The ex-bourbon and oloroso casks I selected for Ardbeg Twenty Something have delivered a beautiful dram, bursting with rich, deep flavours. It has an incredibly smoky, silky quality which is outstanding. The fact that we’re releasing this 23-year-old in honour of the Ardbeg Committee makes it even more special.”

Other reviews… …full on tannin at first. The fragile citrus and more ample barley begins the job of restoring balance, which it does with typical Ardbegian elegance. There is a delicate smokiness which can be found lightly brushed over the milky, vaguely minty mocha which has gathered up enough dark sugars to form the nucleus of the resistance movement;…a malt forever treading on eggshells, trying not to disturb the tannins…
93 points - Jim Murrays Whisky Bible 2017