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Issue 111 - Classic Ardbegs

Whisky Magazine Issue 111
April 2013

 

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Classic Ardbegs

A snapshot of this iconic Islay Brand at the auctions

Welcome our new page for Collectors and what better place to start than with a classic green bottle filled with Ardbeg single malt whisky? Each edition, we'll showcase examples of collectible past bottlings
that you should have a realistic chance of acquiring from the auction rooms or specialist retailers. Whether you are new to collecting and missed these bottles first time round, or you wish to appraise the current value of bottles in your collection, this guide will provide you with recent values at auction, the
Whisky Magazine Tasting scores and commentary on what made these bottlings so desirable for collectors. Many whisky enthusiasts chosen to feature in Investment Drams speak proudly of the Ardbegs in their collection, and bottlings like the Ardbeg 1965 have taken a recent jump in prices. If you would like to suggest a theme for future collections features, then contact jonny@whiskymag.com. Until then, immerse yourself in some peaty delights released by Ardbeg during the last couple of decades.

Ardbeg Lord of The Isles 46%
Bottler: The Glenmorangie Company
Region: Islay
WM tasting scores: 82 & 90 (Issue 21)
Recent auction price: £640
Auction: Scotch Whisky Auctions
Date: January 2013
Comment: The classic Ardbeg 25 Years Old bottling in the green case included a colourful scroll and could still be purchased from the distillery shop for under £100 as recently as 2004. It only began breaking above £300 consistently at auction during 2011. An auction regular certainly...

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