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Ardbeg Rollercoaster

by Master of Malt     8. February 2010 10:07

After many weeks of unsubstantiated rumblings about a new bottling from Ardbeg, the rumours can finally be dispelled.

Upon visiting Ardbeg’s website, one discovers an absolutely intriguing page, reminding us more than a little bit of Scooby-doo cartoons of yesteryear.

On a bit more digging, we discovered that it relates to a very interesting new bottling of Ardbeg, called ‘Rollercoaster’. The wonderfully innovative chaps at Ardbeg have vatted a full cask from every year of Glenmorangie PLC ownership from 1997 to 2006 (none after 2006, as it would not have matured for the minimum 3 years required to be called whisky).

The casks used in the blend are as follows:

1997: Second fill Barrel
1998: Refill Hogshead
1999: First Fill Barrel
2000: First Fill Barrel
2001: Refill Barrel
2002: Refill Barrel
2003: First Fill Barrel
2004: First Fill Barrel
2005: Second Fill Sherry Butt
2006: Refill Hogshead

If other multi-year blending projects from Ardbeg are anything to go by, this promises to be quite something, and the fact that it’s all post-takeover stock certainly lends somewhat of an air of intrigue.

Sadly, it’s only going to be made available to members of the Ardbeg Committee, so us lesser mortals will have to ‘make do’ with the existing range. Our recommendation is a bottle of the newly released Ardbeg Corryvreckan. This cask-strength stunner absolutely blew us away when we first tried it, and at £60 a bottle it’s not exactly a bank-breaker as far as special releases go…

Get it while you can here – Ardbeg Corryvreckan.

The Chaps at Master of Malt

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2/9/2010 2:09:38 PM #

Ardbeg were making allusions to this in a typically tight-lipped fashion months ago, but the actual news of the bottling only became public knowledge a few days ago...

#doffs cap#

Smile

Master of Malt United Kingdom

2/17/2010 10:46:56 PM #

yep, and now that it's become apparent that there are 15-blooming-thousand bottles available (!), it's pretty clear that anyone can get their hands on one (total catastrophic failure of the website notwithstanding).

We were working on the assumption that this release would be similar in size and management to the Supernova release, which had all of about 12 bottles available to a ravenous horde of Committee fans and sold out in about 3 minutes.

Full of surprises, that Ardbeg lot.

The next release will probably come packaged in a hollowed out block of cheese, and be available for delivery only by catapult.



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8/25/2011 6:03:16 PM #

That sounds like a good whiskey to try. Not too sure how the 1997 batch would taste though.

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