Moet Hennessy’s Ardbeg Twenty Something

Moet Hennessy’s Ardbeg Twenty Something

Moet Hennessy's Ardbeg Twenty Something

Category - Scotch whisky, 46.3% abv

Available - From 2 November

Location - In 14 global markets

Price - GBP430 (US$570)

Moet Hennessy has launched a 23-year-old Ardbeg that recalls the period in the distillery's history when it came close to closing.

Ardbeg Twenty Something was laid down when production at the distillery had "slowed to a trickle", Moet Hennessy said today. The distillery was kept alive by a group of employees, including current distillery manager Mickey Heads, who continued to lay down a small number of casks.

Moet Hennessy said that in recognition of that support, Ardbeg Twenty Something will only be made available to the whisky's fan club, known as the Ardeg Committee. The bottle will be released in 14 markets including the US, China, UK, Germany and Australia.

Heads, who is also chairman of the Ardbeg Committee, said the whisky was "a glimpse back into Ardbeg's turbulent past and reaffirms just why the distillery couldn't be allowed to be disappear".

Ardbeg Twenty Something was aged in ex-Bourbon and Oloroso casks. The company flagged the same period in Ardbeg's history to launch a 21-year-old whisky, last year. 

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