how can Ardbeg 10 YO exist?


If it was closed from 1981 - 1997, then how can there be a 10 YO?
It would have to have been made in 1995 to now be 10 YO, right?
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Robert Anderson
Reply to
Robert Anderson

A little googling suggests it was closed from 1983 to 1989, then reopened, then closed briefly in 1996 and '97 while it changed ownership.
cheers.
bill
Reply to
Bill Van

Right. I think maybe the confusion is in the terminology? The "years old" only refers to time in barrel, when the aging matters. Once it's moved to glass, the seasonal interactions with the charred oak barrels no longer happens. I'm not aware of any changes, good or otherwiswe, once it's in the bottles.
Reply to
Dave Hinz

Quite right. And the current 10 year old Ardbeg, which appeared in the late 1990s, would have been distilled from 1986 on and bottled after 10 years in the barrel.
bill
Reply to
Bill Van

Hi Bill,
not only that but don't forget that Ian Henderson distillerymanager from Laphroaig , who also owned Ardbeg at that time, wel not Ian but Allied, distilled from time to time at Ardbeg.
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Sedak NV

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