Ardbeg 17 Year Old Scotch Whisky
A tad less peaty than early bottlings, the classic Ardbeg 17yo is still a great whisky, but is sadly becoming very thin on the ground as demand increases and supply runs low – it’s now a good few years since owners Glenmorangie discontinued it. The first bottling of this sparked the revival of Ardbeg’s fortunes after the takeover by Glenmorangie.
Released shortly after Ardbeg’s reopening in the late 1990s, this is an exceptional 17-year-old dram signed by Stuart Thomson, the distillery manager from 1997 to 2006. Bottled at 40% abv, this expression marks a significant point in Ardbeg’s rich history.