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Ardbeg 1974 Sherry Wood Matured Bottled 1983 - Samaroli 75cl / 59%
12 November 2019
A bottle of Ardbeg 1974 Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky. This was distilled in 1974, matured in sherry wood and bottled at cask strength by R W Duthie & Co. in 1983 for Italian importer Samaroli.
This is bottle number 1175 of 2500.
Ardbeg distillery began producing whisky commercially in 1815 and quickly became a valued fixture in the Islay community, with housing, a school and even a bowling green on the site. The distillery went through tough times in the early 20th century and was acquired by DCL and Hiram Walker in 1959. An increased demand for peated whisky in the 1960s and 1970s saw Ardbeg source malt from nearby Port Ellen, and the late 1970s marked the end of an era of self-sufficiency for the distillery. Mothballed in the 1980s, it was purchased by Glenmorangie in 1997 and today it is part of LVMH.
Despite or perhaps because of its turbulent history, the distillery maintains a cult following, with over 120000 members of the Ardbeg Committee worldwide.
Please see images for fill level and label condition. Note wear to the labels and tax strip.
Note the absence of a condition statement does not imply that this lot is in perfect condition or free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of ageing. Older bottles often contain small amounts of sediment. We cannot guarantee that the contents of this bottle will be free from the effects of age, cork taint, oxidation or other faults.
This bottle does not appear to be leaking. While we take every care to pack bottles securely we cannot guarantee that old corks and closures will not leak in transit.