Ardbeg 1974 Double Barrel Casks #3145 & #3524 / US Import
You would not think it to see it now, but Ardbeg had a difficult time of it for much of the 20th century. The distillery was bought in a joint venture between Hiram Walker and DCL in 1959, both intending to supply their blends. The subsequent years were very successful, but DCL backed out in 1979 (closing many of their other distilleries a few years later), and Hiram Walker then struggled in the 1980s era oversupply when interest in blended Scotch was waning. They closed it down for the majority of the decade. It re-opened briefly in the 1990s before being revived for good by Glenmorangie plc in 1997.
Released in 2007, the Ardbeg Double Barrel were rare and sought after pairs of single casks, presented in a leather case from Purdey & Sons. Here, casks #3145 and #3524 were both distilled in 1974, and are bottled with sterling silver labels and individually stamped wax seals. The presentation is completed by eight sterling silver cups, and a pen (fashioned from a barrel) and notebook.
One of 250 sets.
This lot also includes a custom made display stand, engineered to the exact measurements of the case.
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Please note: Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against failure/leakage in transit.