Bottle No. 4820 (part of European market allocation)
The whisky selected for this extremely rare, limited edition of vintage Ardbeg was aged for over 20 years in ex-bourbon barrels. There were four separate bottlings of Provenance released between November 1997 and September 2000. The original release limited to 4000 bottles appeared shortly after Glenmorangie plc purchased Ardbeg Distillery and was designated for UK, EU and Asia. Bottles range 1001-1400 were part of the Asian market allocation.
Nose: deep and complex, apples baked with cinnamon, bees’ wax, dried apricots, iodine and peat smoke.
Palate: very rich, enormous flavor development, peat smoke, orange and lemon zest, caramel, sweet pastry, cacao and just a pinch of salt.
Finish: very long, peaty, caramel, oak and hint of pepper.