Ardbeg 1991 Malts of Scotland Sherry Hogshead Miniature / Hotel Bero
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.
This whisky was distilled in February 1991 and aged in sherry hogshead #11003 before being bottled by Malts of Scotland in October 2011.
Malts of Scotland is a German independent bottler, founded in 2005 by whisky enthusiast and connoisseur, Thomas Ewers. The company also bottles rum through its Isla del Ron brand.
This particular bottle was produced exclusively for esteemed Ardbeg collector Geert Bero's hotel in Belgium.
One of 96 bottles.
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