MacLlyr wrote:How much should I expect to pay for a bottle of Ardbeg Lord of the Isles 25 yo. As well if anyone has information as to how limited this production is, and what years it was bottled that would be great.
In Europe expect to pay between 200-300â‚¬ (price has increased the last year) from a retailer (it is also still available from the Ardbeg Web Shop).
DonÂ´t know if it is available in the US.
Production might have halted with the 2007 edition but edition numbers are undisclosed AFAIK.
Since Ardbeg was out of production during most part of the 80s the content have been getting older and older and the L7 could probably have been branded with a higher age rating (and this is probably a good reason for halting the 25yr LOTI now and possibly re-brand it as an older vintage)
Even if there is no clear marking on the packaging the bottling year can often be decoded from the etching/marking on the bottle (can be hard to find though and the earliest bottlings might be unmarked)
Markings is a number series that starts with L1 etc (where L1 would be 2001 and L7 2007)
The earliest years 2001 (can be unmarked?),2002,2003 seems to be regarded highest together with the 2007 one.