This thread is getting very technical, but I like it
Is this type/format of coding unique to Ardbeg? I am sure I've seen it on other bottles of whisky (e.g. my Tesco Islay). Is it specific to a certain bottling plant? Or is this type of coding used across the whisky industry?
Nope...this is not a standard, but each code has its own way of deciphering. All of the Glenmorangie bottles (really just bottles from the last 10 years) I looked at have the same coding as well as the Glen Moray that I own.
Each parent company has its own way of coding the bottles.
I have some Teachers from the mid 80's, and Beam Global told me there was an actual tool to read the bottle codes from notches in the bottom of the label. Sure enough, I can see different notches in each label.
I think these codes really only apply to Glenmorangie produced bottles or the bottling plant used by Glenmorangie. I'm still researching how the codes were/are dictated, but I will find out.
I have noticed that recent bottles of Laphroaig I bought are similar.
Laphroaig 10 - L7 261 08:07 3ML
Laphroaig 15 - L7 262 00:21 3ML
This one however is different.
Laphroaig 10 CS - LG159R1K 01:55
As I figure out or get info from distilleries, I'll post it.