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Bottle with gift box - 70 cL

Ardbeg Vintage_Y2K

A Glitch in the Ardware
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Remember the year 2000? While the rest of the world feared global computer chaos, the folk at Ardbeg were busy upgrading equipment and working their magic on some rare stock – stock which, in a Y2K glitch, was accidentally sent to a distant warehouse where it matured in obscurity for 23 years until it was finally recovered. This is the very first taste of that rare vintage.
The first in a series of limited releases from the year 2000, Ardbeg Vintage Y2K is a unique 23-year-old whisky matured in oloroso sherry and bourbon casks. Distilled in a year when Ardbeg was exploring innovative whisky techniques while using old stills, it's a wonderful combination of old and new.
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TASTING NOTES:
A smoky anomaly

Appearance

Pale amber

Aroma

At first, you'll be hit with herbal, sweet and fragrant aromas, with a subtle, distant, perfumed smokiness. Next, a quirky, zesty note emerges with a hint of linseed oil and candied walnuts.

Taste

The texture is fizzy (almost sherbet-like) with a vibrant effervescence on the tongue. You'll get an intensely sweet flavour at first, that soon shifts as aniseed, toffee, digestive biscuits, menthol, tar and coffee burst through. The finish is long and lingering with an aftertaste of antiseptic lozenges, bitter oranges and oak tannins.

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Dr Bill Lumsden

Director of Whisky Creation

HOW TO ENJOY WHISKY

HOW TO ENJOY:
Ardbeg Vintage Y2K

  • How to serve - Enjoy neat, with a little water or over 2-3 large rocks of ice
     
  • Service temperature - Room temperature
     
  • When to drink - Ready to drink
     
  • Alcohol by volume - 46 % Vol.
     
  • Storage advice - Store upright in a cool, dark, dry place.
     
  • Health warning - Contains sulphites
     
  • Closure - Cap with cork
BLEND & ORIGIN ARDBEG

BLEND AND ORIGIN:
Ardbeg Vintage Y2K

Distilled in the year 2000, a time when Ardbeg introduced a new wood policy that insisted on the use of higher-quality bourbon and sherry casks.
 

This millennial spirit was one of the first to be aged in that new generation of artisanal casks.
 

Thanks to a Y2K glitch in the system, a handful of casks were inexplicably sent to a far-off warehouse.
 

There they lay undetected for 23 years, maturing in obscurity, before being unearthed and bottled as this limited-edition Y2K vintage.

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Ardbeg Vintage_Y2K
Bottle with gift box - 70 cL