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Ardbeg Rollercoaster Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky

From: Islay, Scotland Liquor Review Category: Single Malt Scotch

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Tier 2
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San Francisco World Spirits Competition

  • 2010

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Ardbeg Distillery claims heritage back to the 18th century where it arose as the self-proclaimed "greatest distillery on earth" out of the fog of "raiding Norsemen" and "illicit" taxes. Its present version is credited to the MacDougall family who officially established the distillery in 1815. The family sold it off in 1959. Today, there is an Ardbeg Committee that meets and oversees the craftsmanship of the scotch to ensure future generations of its quality. Ardbeg styles itself as the "ultimate single islay scotch." They also claim to be the "most peaty malt whisky in the world." This is a good or bad thing depending upon your tastes. The distillery was acquired by Moet Hennessy via Glenmorangie in 1997.  

Ardbeg Rollercoaster single malt scotch is an interesting, limited edition scotch. According to Master of Malt, the scotch is made from a cask selected from each year between 1997 and 2006 (these years being under Glenmorangie ownership). They also mention, "Sadly, it's only going to be made available to members of the Ardbeg Committee, so us lesser mortals are going to have to 'make do' with the existing range."

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