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Ardbeg 1972 Douglas Laing 28 Year Old Cask Strength

Lot: 335239

Ardbeg 1972 Douglas Laing 28 Year Old Cask Strength

Winning Bid: £1,750
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 11 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Ardbeg
Age: 
28 Year Old
Vintage: 
1972
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Douglas Laing
Cask Type: 
N/A
Bottled Strength: 
49.5%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Ardbeg 1972 Douglas Laing 28 Year Old Cask Strength

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. The lack of demand in the period prior to this, thankfully, saw a lot of casks sold to independent bottlers, many of which have gone on to become legendary releases.

A very rare bottling of Ardbeg, distilled in November 1972 and bottled by Douglas Laing in 2001.

The Old Malt Cask series is one of the most established independent labels on the market. It was launched by Douglas Laing in 1998 and bottled by them until 2013 when the brand became part of the Hunter Laing portfolio instead.

This has been bottled at its natural cask strength of 49.5%.

One of 222 bottles. This one was well reviewed by Serge at WhiskyFun, scoring 95 points.

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