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Ardbeg Serendipity 12 Year Old

Lot: 316488

Ardbeg Serendipity 12 Year Old

Winning Bid: £240

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Ardbeg and Glen Moray
Age: 
12 Year Old
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Islay and Speyside
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
40%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Ardbeg Serendipity 12 Year Old

The serendipitous result of an accident that occurred when a batch of 12 year old Glen Moray got mixed into a larger batch of (allegedly much older) Ardbeg - back in the day when both distilleries were owned by Glenmorangie plc.

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 is 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.

This blended malt was simply 20% Glen Moray and 80% Ardbeg.

Released in 2005, there were 16,000 bottles made available.

This bottle is being sold from the Pat's Whisk(e)y private collection which, numbering in excess of 9,000 bottles and over 2,000 miniatures, is the single largest collection of whisky ever to be brought to auction. Pat's Whisk(e)y is the result of over fifteen years of passion and dedication to the goal of creating one of the most complete libraries of whisky and whiskey ever amassed by an individual collector. It contains bottles from over 150 different Scottish distilleries, as well as bourbon, rare Scotch releases from sought-after independent bottlers in Europe, and whisky from other distilleries across the globe. Whisky Auctioneer is delighted to have partnered with Pat's Whisk(e)y to offer this collection across a number of exclusive and spotlight auctions. For more information, please click here.

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