Ardbeg 8 Years Old Signatory Vintage Collection Casks 611 - 615 43% 1991

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Distileerderij Ardbeg
Bottelaar Signatory Vintage
Serie Vintage Collection
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Gedistilleerd op 28.02.1991
Gebotteld 17.03.1999
Land Schotland
Streek Islay
Leeftijd 8
Cask Type Oak Casks
Vatnummer 611 - 615
Alcohol percentage 43
Inhoud 0,70
Conditie Low Neck, No Original box or contianer included!
Etiket Perfect
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Ardbeg 8 Years Old Signatory Vintage Collection Casks 611 - 615 43% Distilled 28.02.1991 Bottled on 17.03.1999 BY Scottish Independent Bottler Signatory Vintage for the Vintage Collection Series

Ardbeg Distillery, situated on the picturesque south coast of the Isle of Islay in Scotland, is renowned for producing a heavily peated Islay whisky. With a rich history dating back to 1798, Ardbeg has weathered numerous challenges and ownership changes to become one of the most beloved single malt whisky distilleries in the world. The distillery's latest offering, the Ardbeg 8 Years Old Signatory Vintage Collection, pays homage to its past while delivering a unique and exquisite expression of their craft.

History of the Distillery:
Ardbeg's storied past began in 1798 when it was officially established, and commercial production commenced in 1815. Initially, the whisky produced here was mainly destined for use in blended whiskies, as was common for many Scottish distilleries during that era. By 1886, Ardbeg was a prominent player, producing an impressive 300,000 gallons of whisky annually and employing 60 workers.

The late 20th century saw a period of uncertainty for the distillery when it ceased production in 1981. Fortunately, in 1989, under the ownership of Hiram Walker, limited production resumed until 1996. Glenmorangie plc, and subsequently the French company LVMH, took over Ardbeg in 1997, and the distillery's fortunes changed for the better. Full production resumed in 1998, securing Ardbeg's place as a leading Islay whisky producer.

Throughout its history, Ardbeg has remained true to its roots, producing whisky with a heavily peated profile, characteristic of Islay's distinct terroir and tradition.

The Signatory Vintage Collection:
The Signatory Vintage Collection is well-regarded among whisky enthusiasts and collectors. Bottled by the independent bottler Signatory Vintage, this series showcases exceptional single cask whiskies from various Scottish distilleries, allowing enthusiasts to experience unique expressions that may not be available in regular distillery bottlings.

The Ardbeg 8 Years Old from casks 611 - 615, distilled on 28th February 1991 and bottled on 17th March 1999, is a prime example of the quality and uniqueness that the Signatory Vintage Collection offers. With a moderate 43% ABV, this expression promises to deliver an extraordinary sensory experience for whisky connoisseurs.

Tasting Notes:
While specific tasting notes for this particular release might not be readily available, one can expect a robust and smoky aroma that is characteristic of Ardbeg's heavily peated whiskies. On the palate, one can anticipate a delightful balance of peat smoke, brine, and coastal influences, along with notes of citrus and vanilla, which is common for Ardbeg expressions.

Awards and Recognition:
Ardbeg whiskies have received numerous accolades over the years, highlighting the distillery's commitment to crafting exceptional spirits. From Jim Murray's Whisky Bible to the San Francisco World Spirits Competition and the World Whiskies Awards, Ardbeg has consistently impressed judges and whisky enthusiasts alike with their range of expressions.

The Future of Ardbeg:
As one of the leading Islay distilleries, Ardbeg continues to push boundaries and innovate. Despite its relatively small size, the distillery's output is significant, producing around 10,000 barrels (1.4 million liters) of spirit per year with only two pot stills. Furthermore, ongoing expansion plans, such as the construction of a new still house in 2018, demonstrate the brand's commitment to meeting growing demand while preserving their traditional production methods.

In 2022, Ardbeg delighted fans with the release of the limited edition "Fermutation," a 13-year-old expression featuring the longest fermentation period in the distillery's history. This innovative release showcases Ardbeg's dedication to experimenting with their whisky-making process while staying true to their heritage.

The Ardbeg 8 Years Old Signatory Vintage Collection Casks 611 - 615 is a testament to the distillery's rich history and commitment to producing exceptional peated whiskies. Bottled for the esteemed Signatory Vintage Collection, this expression offers a rare opportunity to savor a unique single cask release from one of Scotland's most iconic distilleries. With Ardbeg's unwavering dedication to quality and innovation, whisky enthusiasts can eagerly anticipate what the future holds for this beloved Islay distillery.

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