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Ardbeg Alligator Untamed Release

Lot: 331134

Ardbeg Alligator Untamed Release

Winning Bid: £260

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Lot: 331134
Distillery: 
Ardbeg
Age: 
n/a
Vintage: 
N/A
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
51.2%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Ardbeg Alligator Untamed Release

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.

A fierce charring to the cask or 'alligator char' provides the name for this whisky, aggressive heat when applied to the inside of the casks causes the cracking of the wood which resembles that of an alligator's skin. Following the acclaimed committee release, the un-tamed edition was released in 2011 and quickly sold out.

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