This Very Young Ardbeg was bottled at natural strength, non-chill filtered and drawn entirely from 'first fill' casks. The result was a vigorous Ardbeg on its path to full maturity, already packed full of flavour.
Since the distillery re-opened in 1997, many enthusiasts of Ardbeg were keen to sample our work in progress - none more so than the worldwide aficionados of the Ardbeg Committee, formed to 'ensure that the doors of Ardbeg distillery never close again'. It was to them that we released a limited bottling of Very Young Ardbeg to elicit their comments.
Such was the approbation that we were emboldened to offer it to a wider audience so that other enthusiasts can monitor its path to 'full maturity', when it became our famed 10 Years Old.