Ardbeg Serendipity


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Gone but not forgotten
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It's pronounced 'eye-lah'

The unforeseen but fortuitous union of two great single malts (you'd be forgiven for thinking it was deliberate).

Supreme Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

As we all know, mixing Ardbeg with anything other than water could be considered a mortal sin. But as the men who make it are - believe it or not - mere mortals, mistakes can happen. A recent such mix-up resulted in the creation of a supreme blended malt whisky made up of two parts of 1992 Glen Moray to eight parts of a very much older Ardbeg. At 40%, chill-filtered and peaty, but with a refreshing lightness, it was a happy accident indeed. So we named it Serendipity (for surely it's a pity to waste it).

Serendi(pity) - (pity to waste it)

Noun. The occurrence and development of events by chance in a happy or beneficial way. Origin 1754: coined by Horace Wagpole, from the Three Princes of Serendip, the Sri Lankan fairy tale in which the heroes were always making fortunate discoveries. OED.

Distillery Manager's note: the predominant and robust peaty flavour of Ardbeg, the ultimate Islay Malt, is subtly softened by the lighter tones of the Glen Moray. A rare opportunity for Ardbeg lovers and the ininitiated to experience a lighter taste of Islay.

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Ardbeg Serendipity