Ardbeg distillery was established in 1815 and operated as a Private Ltd. Co. until January 1977 when it was taken over by Hiram Walker (producers of Ballatine), who sadly demolished the best of the maturing warehouses, and later by Allied Distillers, who ‘mothballed’ the distillery in 1981.
THE FLAVOR PROFILE
Full flavoured and rich with a deep mouth-coating texture, the taste is an intriguing balance between sweet, spicy and deep smoky flavours.
To qualify as single malt scotch, a whisky must have been distilled at a single distillery using a pot still distillation process and made from a mash of malted barley. As with any Scotch whisky, a single malt Scotch must be distilled in Scotland and matured in oak casks for at least three years, although most single malts are matured longer.