New Ardbeg Twenty Something!

Ardbeg Twenty Something 22 yo

Ardbeg will soon be announcing the “third” bottle in the Twenty Something series.

Not much is known more than it is distilled in Spring 1996 and it will be bottled on 1st July 2018. Casks being used are ex-Bourbon, and it will be bottled at 46.4% ABV. Expected release is in late summer or early autumn. Ardbeg’s own taste notes suggest: “A sumptuous dram bursting with hints of – fresh green apples, vanilla toffee and aniseed wed beautifully with Ardbeg’s distinct peat and smoke.“.

The Twenty Something series is a way for Ardbeg to showcase and commemorate how Ardbeg once was during the era when its future was very uncertain back in the 80s and 90s. The production was halted altogether in 1981 to be resumed in 1989 but production was sporadical until late 1996. All whisky in these releases is therefore distilled before the Glenmorangie Company acquired the Ardbeg Distillery in 1997.

Below you can read more about the earlier releases in this series. Even though the Ardbeg Twenty One is not really labelled as “Twenty Something”, we like to believe it is the release that kicked off the series and therefore we like to mention it here.

Ardbeg Twenty Something 22 yo back label

 

Ardbeg Twenty Something

2016

Ardbeg Twenty One (Committee Exclusive)
Age: 21 years old
Distilled: N/A
Bottled: 2016
Officially released: 21st Sep 2016
Cask type: ex-Bourbon
Cask size: 200L
ABV: 46%
Notes: “Sumptuous and soothing, melding pepper, rye and Ardbeg’s famous peaty smoke…
Number of bottles: 9000 bottles worldwide
RRP: £310

2017

Ardbeg Twenty Something 23 years old (Committee Exclusive)
Age: 23 years old
Distilled: N/A
Bottled: 2017
Officially released: 2nd Nov 2017
Cask type: ex-Bourbon and ex-Oloroso Sherry casks
ABV: 46.3%
Notes: “A rare and beautiful dram bursting with vanilla cream, rich chocolate, wood smoke and a hint of spice
Number of bottles: N/A
RRP: £430

2018

Ardbeg Twenty Something 22 years old (Committee Exclusive)
Age: 22 years old
Distilled: Spring 1996
Bottled: 1st Jul 2018
Officially released: TBA
Cask type: ex-Bourbon
ABV: 46.4%
Notes: “A sumptuous dram bursting with hints of – fresh green apples, vanilla toffee and aniseed wed beautifully with Ardbeg’s distinct peat and smoke.”
Number of bottles: N/A
RRP: TBA

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