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Ardbeg Young Uigeadail Committee Reserve / The Oogling

Lot: 6142575

Ardbeg Young Uigeadail Committee Reserve / The Oogling

Winning Bid: £1,000
(Reserve has been met) This lot currently has: 12 bids

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Ardbeg
Age: 
N/A
Vintage: 
See Lot Description
Region: 
Islay
Bottler: 
Official
Cask Type: 
bourbon & sherry
Bottled Strength: 
59.9%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Ardbeg Young Uigeadail Committee Reserve / The Oogling

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 very desirable Ardbeg "Oogling," a young cask strength version of the popular Uigeadeal expression introduced in 2003, and pronounced [oog-a-dal]. This 2006 Committee Reserve was only available to the Ardbeg Committee, with a very limited 1,392 bottles released.

To create the vatting, three ex-bourbon hogshead of Very Young Ardbeg were married with one sherry butt distilled in 2002.

Officially launched in January 2000, the Ardbeg Committee is a fan club that loosely tasked with safeguarding the distillery from a return to its darker days of the previous century. Open to anyone to register, the club has access to exclusive releases like this one, which are never available to the general public. Membership also have access to a private room at the distillery and are asked to adhere to semi-tongue in cheek set of Committee rules, one of which warns of grave consequences for those who mix their Ardbeg with anything other than water.

 

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