A limited edition of 1,392 bottles released to much fanfair in 2006 exclusive to distillery Committee Members. A vatting of three bourbon hogsheads of Very Young Ardbeg married with one sherry butt of 2002 Ardbeg.
The youthful vigour and peaty, gristy flavour of the Very Young Ardbeg casks bring spicy, chocolaty notes with hints of sea spray and smokiness. This is tamed by a subtle sweetness from the 2002 sherry butt, with hints of sweet toffee, treacle and pear drops.
Ardbeg Distillery was established in Ardbeg on the Kildalton Peninsular on the Isle of Islay in 1815 by John McDougal. Ardbeg Distillery draws soft peaty water from Loch Uigeadail and Loch Airigh nam Beist up amongst the hills behind the distillery. Ardbeg Distillery is a participant in the world famous Feis Ile, the annual Islay Festival of Malt and Music. Visitors are welcome at the distillery visitor center which offers Ardbeg Distillery tours and serves delicious Scottish fare in the Ardbeg Café.