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More and more whisky producers offer some of their products in some parts of the globe, and it is becoming increasingly difficult not only to get hold of them, but even to get the information. Some bottles are sold and shipped only within UK, some expressions are available only in US, and increasingly more products go to Asia only, Taiwan getting a special attention. Not speaking about whole ranges created specifically for Travel Retail, or whiskies available at distillery only.

We have taken part in some animated discussions recently, and decide to share our knowledge about some of the products that we tend to follow.
Should you find any inaccuracy, let us know, please. 

In the works is the list of Ardbeg. And later in future, we will check on Balvenie and Girvan.


Wolf Born
Official Editions
[posted Apr-20, 2017]

New distillery in Thurso in the very north of Scotland started production in 2013, and first expressions hit the market in 2016.
Here is a list of various expressions, most of the special bottlings contain the standard "Northland" liquid.

Expression Bottled WBase # Note
Innaugural 2016 79983 875 bottles
Hand Crafted [First Edition] 2016 75811 16 000 bottles; renamed to Northland later
Kylver 1 () 2016 84251 1200 bottles
Nortland 2016 86072 initially sold with Hand Crafted bottle inside
Aurora 2016 86821 Sherry oak
Rigby 2016 90448 John Rigby Gunmakers
Dornoch Festival 2016 89549 100 bottles, Dornoch Whisky Festival 2016
A Little Something Different 2016 87131 La Maison du Whisky - 60th Anniversary
Kylver 2 () 2017 93924 1450 bottles

Diageo Special Releases
Yearly Releases
[posted Apr-20, 2017]


Bottled Distillery Age Distilled Alc.
2001 Port Ellen 1st 22 1978 56.2%
2001 Talisker 28 1973 43.3%
2001 Talisker 25 1975 59.9%
2002 Brora 30 -- 52.4%
2002 Dalwhinnie 36 1966 47.2%
2002 Lagavulin 12 -- 58.0%
2002 Lagavulin 25 -- 57.2%
2002 Oban 32 1969 55.1%
2002 Port Ellen 2nd 24 1978 59.35%
2002 Talisker 20 1981 62.0%
2003 Brora 30 -- 55.8%
2003 Cragganmore 29 1973 52.5%
2003 Dalwhinnie 29 1973 57.8%
2003 G.Elgin 32 1971 42.3%
2003 G.Ord 28 1975 58.3%
2003 Glenury R. 50 1953 42.8%
2003 Lagavulin 12 -- 57.8%
2003 Port Ellen 3rd 24 1979 57.3%
2003 Talisker 20 1981 58.8%
2004 Brora 30 -- 56.6%
2004 Caol Ila 25 1978 59.4%
2004 Cragganmore 10 1993 60.1%
2004 G.Ord 25 1978 58.3%
2004 Lagavulin 12 -- 58.2%
2004 Linlithgow 30 1973 59.6%
2004 Mortlach 32 1971 50.1%
2004 Oban 20 1984 57.9%
2004 Port Ellen 4th 25 1978 56.2%
2004 Talisker 25 -- 57.8%
2005 Brechin 28 1977 53.3%
2005 Brora 30 -- 56.3%
2005 Caol Ila 25 1979 57.4%
2005 Cardhu 22 -- 57.8%
2005 Convalmore 28 1977 57.9%
2005 G.Ord 30 -- 58.7%
2005 Glenury R. 36 1968 51.2%
2005 Lagavulin 12 -- 57.7%
2005 Port Ellen 5th 25 1979 57.4%
2005 Talisker 25 -- 57.2%
2006 Brora 30 -- 55.7%
2006 Caol Ila unpeated 8y 1997 59.8%
2006 Cragganmore 17 1988 55.5%
2006 Dalwhinnie 20 1986 56.8%
2006 Lagavulin 12 -- 57.5%
2006 Lagavulin 30 1976 52.6%
2006 Port Ellen 6th 27 1978 54.2%
2006 Talisker 25 -- 56.9%
2006 Talisker 30 -- 51.9%
2007 Brora 30 -- 55.7%
2007 Caol Ila unpeated 8y 1998 64.9%
2007 Glenkinchie 20 -- 58.4%
2007 Glenury R. 36 1970 57.9%
2007 Lagavulin 12 -- 56.4%
2007 Lagavulin 21 1985 56.5%
2007 Port Ellen 7th 28 1979 53.8%
2007 R.Lochnagar -- -- 43%
2007 Rosebank 25 1981 61.4%
2007 Talisker 25 -- 58.1%
2007 Talisker 30 -- 50.7%
2008 Brora 30 -- 56.3%
2008 Caol Ila unpeated 8y 1999 64.2%
2008 G.Elgin 16 1991 58.5%
2008 Lagavulin 12 -- 56.4%
2008 Linkwood 26 -- 56.9%
2008 Linkwood 26 -- 55.5%
2008 Linkwood 26 -- 54.5%
2008 Port Ellen 8th 28 1978 55.3%
2008 Talisker 25 -- 54.2%
2008 Talisker 30 -- 49.5%
2009 Benrinnes 23 1985 58.8%
2009 Brora 30 -- 53.2%
2009 Caol Ila unpeated 10 1998 65.8%
2009 Lagavulin 12 -- 57.9%
2009 Mannochmore 18 1990 54.9%
2009 Pittyvaich 20 1989 57.5%
2009 Port Ellen 9th 30 1979 57.7%
2009 Talisker 25 -- 54.8%
2009 Talisker 30 -- 53.1%
2010 Auchroisk 20 -- 55%
2010 Brora 30 -- 54,3%
2010 Caol Ila unpeated 12 -- 57,6%
2010 Caol Ila 25 -- 43%
2010 Cragganmore 21 -- 56%
2010 Glen Spey 21 -- 50,4%
2010 Glenkinchie 20 -- 55,1%
2010 Lagavulin 12 -- 56,5%
2010 Port Ellen 10th 31 1978 54,6%
2010 Talisker 30 -- 57,3%
2011 Brora 32 1978 54,7%
2011 Caol Ila Unpeated 12 1999  
2011 Glenury Royal 40 1970  
2011 Knockandho 25 1985  
2011 Lagavulin 12  
2011 Port Dundas 20 1990  
2011 Port Ellen 11th 32 1978 53,9%
2011 Rosebank 21    
2012 Auchroisk 30 1982 54,7%
2012 Brora 35 1976/1977 48,1%
2012 Caol Ila 14 1997 59,3%
2012 Dalwhinnie 25 1987 52,1%
2012 Lagavulin 12 -- 56,1%
2012 Lagavulin 21 1991 52%
2012 Port Ellen 12th 32 1979 52,5%
2012 Talisker 35 1977 54,6%
2013 Brora 35 1977 49,9%
2013 Caol Ila Stitchell Reserve -- -- 59,6%
2013 Cardhu 21 1991 54,2%
2013 Convalmore 36 1977 58,0%
2013 Lagavulin 12yo CS 12 -- 55,1%
2013 Lagavulin 37 1976 51,0%
2013 Oban  21 -- 58,5%
2013 Port Ellen 13th 34 1978 55,0%
2013 Singleton/Dufftown 28 1985 52,3%
2013 Talisker 1985 27 1985 56,1%
2014 Benrinnes 21 1992 56,9%
2014 Brora 35 1978 48,6%
2014 Caol Ila Unpeated 15 1998 60,39%
2014 Caol Ila 30 1983 55,1%
2014 Clynelish Select Reserve NAS N/A 54,9%
2014 Cragganmore 25 1988 51,4%
2014 Glendullan/Singleton 38 N/A 59,8%
2014 Lagavulin CS 12 N/A 54,4%
2014 Rosebank 21 1992 55,3%
2014 Strathmill 25 1988 52,4%
2014 Port Ellen 14th 35 1978 56,5%
2015 Brora 37 1977 50.4%
2015 Cally (grain) 40 -- 53.3%
2015 Caol Ila 17yo Unpeated 17 1997 55.9%
2015 Clynelish Select Reserve NAS -- 56.1%
2015 Dailuaine 34 1980 50.9%
2015 Dalwhinnie 25 1989 48.8%
2015 Lagavulin 12yo CS 12 -- 56.8%
2015 Pittyvaich 25 1989 49.9%
2015 Port Ellen 15th 32 1983 53.9%
2016 Auchroisk 25yo 25 1990 51,2%
2016 Brora 38yo 38 1977 48,6%
2016 Cambus (grain) 40yo 40 1975 52,7%
2016 Caol Ila 15yo unpeated 15 2000 61,5%
2016 Cragganmore NAS NAS NAS 55,7%
2016 Glenkinchie 24yo 24 1991 57,2%
2016 Lagavulin 12yo CS 12 -- 57,7%
2016 Linkwood 37yo 37 1978 50,3%
2016 Mannochmore 25yo 25 1990 53,4%
2016 Port Ellen 16th 37 1978 55,2%


Note: Should you uncover any inaccuracy in the list, let let us know, please!


Balvenie Tuns
Official Editions
[posted Dec-10, 2016]

David Stewart released his next creation using the distillery's special Tuns, specifically Tun 1509 Batch 3 and Tun 1848 Batch 5.

The story started with Tun 1409, a real vessel in the distillery that David Stewart decided to use for vatting a special potion of a few selected casks; the capacity of the Tun was around 1000 liters.
The first Batch was available in 2010 at the distillery only. And then came the funny idea (at least for collectors) to release subsequent batches for different markets, alternating UK specialists' market, the US market, and the travel retail channel. This went until 2013 and finished with Batch 9 (looks like Balvenie systems can manage year 2000+, but can't go for a double-digit batches ;-)

In 2012, marketing folks came with the idea to issue a special version for Taiwan, the Scotch whisky darling of Asia. Due to the obsessions of Asian market with number 8 and with gold colour, the packaging has been adapted and the Tun renamed to 1848. The list of casks used in individual batches of Tun 1848 is different than those in the 1401 series, but David Stewart claimed at the "Meeting with the Blenders" in 2013 that is is the same liquid. In any case, the bottles in Taiwan are visibly more expensive.

And here is our speculation: Both 1401 and 1848 have been established well on the market, so the creative guys of W.Grant thought hard how to exploit the success! And here we are:
They figured our that they can sell the full capacity of the Tun 1401/1848 in Taiwan (for a princely price). So what do we do the the rest of the world?
Well, let's give them another tun! And, suddenly, we have
Tun 1509! It is four times bigger, so the production is cheaper. Yet, let's keep the price and raise it batch by batch.
And to justify this in front of customers, let's apply the trick used with the new Single Cask range (12yo, 15yo, 25yo) and the Travel retail Tripple cask series (12yo, 16yo, 25yo) - let's put lots of information on the tubes and on the labels!
(BTW, this approach was uncovered by Mark Gillespie, the author of WhiskyCast.)

Anyway, we consider the whiskies a great work of Mr. Stewart, and the whole concept a special opportunity for collectors to stretch their contacts across the globe. After all, these whiskies are much cheaper than the new DCS Compendium expressions ...

And here is the list to our best knowledge:

Tun Batch Bottled Alc. Availability
1401 1 2010 48,1% Distillery
1401 2 2011 50,6% UK
1401 3 2011 50,3% USA
1401 4 2012 50,4% Travel Retail
1401 5 2012 50,1% UK
1401 6 2012 49,8% USA
1401 7 2013 49,2% Travel Retail
1401 8 2013 50,2% UK
1401 9 2013 49,3% USA
1509 1 2014 47,1% Global
1509 2 2015 50,3% Global
1509 3 2016 52,2% Global
1858 1 2012 50,4% Taiwan
1858 2 2013 48,8% Taiwan
1858 3 2014 46,1% Taiwan
1858 4 2015 46,8% Taiwan
1858 5 2016 51,4% Taiwan


Kilkerran / Glengyle
Single Cask Official Editions
[posted Apr-18, 2017]

In 2015, Kilkerran produced a few single casks with different wood finished, and spread them across the globe. Here is a list as far as we know:

Country Cask Distilled Bottled # bottles WBase #
Society Calvados 2006 2015 282 73718
Belgium Barolo 2007 2015 276 74153
Denmark Chateau Laffitte 2005 2015 282 83822
France Madeira 2004 2015 336 80040
Germany Calvados 2006 2015 288 74341
Italy Chateau Laffitte 2005 2015 282 75930
Netherlands Marsala 2004 2015 264 75522
New Zealand Barolo 2007 2015 276 80018
Switzerland Marsala 2004 2015 270 77487

You can see a photo of some of the bottles here.


Kininvie / Hazelwood
Official Editions
[updated Apr-17, 2017]

After getting hold of a bottle of the Taiwanese First Drop, we felt it might be the right moment to bring together a list for this elusive distillery in Balvenie's backyard. So this is what we know (and are happy for any feedback, especially in case of inaccuracies).
Kininvie is used in some of the W. Grant's blends, most notably in Monkey Shoulder. We also suspect that some liquid is sold on the bulk market, yet - as is W.Grant's practice - it is very probably tea-spooned and we will not see an independent Kininvie bottling ;-) 

The aspect we are not happy about is the size of the Kininvie bottles. It's a very stealthy way how to charge a high price (also used by Diageo with Mortlach recently, even if they use 0.5l bottles), practiced by food industry.

Note: In Czech republic (that got as many as 100 bottles of the European 25yo bottling), the importer Remy Cointreau decided to market the whisky under the name Kininivie (pronounced the French way).

Expression Alc. Vol. Distilled Bottled Availability WBase #
Hazelwood "105"  15yo 52,5% 0,7l -- -- Employees 7927
Hazelwood Reserve 17yo 52,5% 0,7l -- -- Heathrow 7926
Kininvie 17yo Batch 1 42,6% 0,35l 1996 2014 Travel Retail 56573
Kininvie 17yo Batch 2 42,6% 0,35l 1996 2014 Travel Retail 92412
Kininvie 23yo Batch 1 42,6% 0,35l 1990 2013 Taiwan 45487
Kininvie 23yo Batch 2 42,6% 0,35l 1990 2014 Globally 56361
Kininvie 23yo Batch 3 42,6% 0,35l 1991 2015 Globally 66925
Kininvie 23yo NBS 42,6% 0,35l -- 2015 Globally 78367
Kininvie 25yo Cask #20 61,4% 0,35l 1990 2015 Europe 73680
Kininvie 25yo Cask #21 63,2% 0,35l 1990 2015 UK 73854
Kininvie 25yo Cask #8 54,2% 0,35l 1990 2015 Taiwan 85934
NBS = No Batch Statement

Under the name Hazelwood, also two blends have been bottled to honour Mrs. Janet Sheet Roberts: Hazelwood Centennial Reserve, and Hazelwood 100
And, to confuse consumers even more, a range of blended whiskies called House of Hazelwood was introduced by W. Grant in 2016 ...

Peaty, Peatier, Peatiest
Who has a bigger ...?
[updated Dec-10, 2016]

Exactly this way it looked like a few years ago, when two Islay distilleries started to trump each other who can squeeze more particles into their liquid. The introduction of Octomore 6.3 brought us to look back at the major contenders from those two distilleries. And here is what we see (see further down on this pagethe list of produced Octomore expressions):

Peat Race Graph

Note: With W. Grant's introducing the concept SPPM with the first Ailsa Bay bottling, we wonder if other guys will start to compete how to make a sweeter whisky ;-) 

Glenmorangie
Private Edition
[updated Feb-12, 2016]

Besides the standard range and an odd bottle now and then (like the expensive Pride bottlings), Glenmorangie has been releasing yearly batches called Private Edition.
Here is as we see it:

Expression Year Intro / Available Characteristic
Sonnalta PX 2009/2010 PX Sherry Cask
Finealta 2010/2011 American White Oak & Sherry casks' combo
Artein 2011/2012 Sassicaia (Super-Tuscan) Wine Cask
Ealanta 2012/2013 Virgin American Oak Cask (Whisky Bible!)
Companta 2013/2014 Grand Cru Clos de Tart & Côtes du Rhône fortified wine casks' combo
Túsail 2014/2015 Maris Otter barley
Milsean 2015/2016 Re-Toasted Portugese Red Wine Cask
Bacalta 2016/2017 Baked Malmsey Madeira Casks


Note: Taghta (from 2014) is not part of this range. It was used as a marketing tool to draw attention of the internet community. And the result well represented the "crowd" approach, like at elections: Out of the three casks, the least interesting was picked up - kind of Glenmorangie as usual. Instead of using the opportunity and force the distillery to bottle something new! (Yes, some may argue than Manzanilla is not so frequently used a version of sherry for whisky finishing, yet it's not really ground breaking). 


Kilchoman
Public releases
[updated Dec-10, 2016]

Probably thanks to our «50OF5» whisky, we have been asked many times about the releases of Kilchoman. Our information is limited, here is what we know: 
Kilchoman started production in June 2005. According to Peter Wills,  as of autumn 2014, about 250 different single cask bottlings for different importers, whisky shops or whisky events (including the popular annual Feis Ile) have been produced. We have been part of this game with our whisky.

Expressions that have made it to public - they are all "official", and they are all of limited nature, as yearly batches are produced. From the list below, you can see the pattern developing in Kilchoman's offering; the individual strains of the growing portfolio are denoted by the colour of the box. (BTW, Wills bros also mentioned that more than half of the distillery's production stays in casks and keeps maturing. We can't wait to see Kilchoman growing old :-)

So this is how our knowledge looks like in a list:


Year Expression Intro date
2006-2008 New Spirit "Anticipation" 2yo 2008
2009 Inaugural Release Sep-9, 2009
2009 Autumn Release Nov 2009
2010 Spring Release Mar 2010
2010 Feis Ile 2010 (SC-blue) May 2010
2010 Summer Release Aug-9, 2010
2010 Winter Release Nov 2011
2011 Spring Release Mar-28, 2011
2011 Feis Ile 2011 (SC-blue) May-2011
2011 100% Islay Inaugural Release Jun-16, 2011
2011 100% Islay Release - CS (1st Edition) Jun-16, 2011
2011 Vintage 2006 (5yo) Nov-14, 2011
2012 Machir Bay 2012 (1st) Apr-2012
2012 5yo Sherry May-2012
2012 Feis Ile 2011 (SC-red) May-2012
2012 100% Islay 2nd Edition Sep-2012
2012 Club #1 (Single Cask) Oct-20, 2012
2013 Machir Bay 2013 (2nd) Feb-2013
2013 Loch Gorm [sherry] (1st) Mar-2013
2013 Feis Ile 2013 (SC-red) May-2013
2013 100% Islay (rd Edition Jul-1, 2013
2013 Club #2 Sep-2013
2013 Vintage 2007 (6yo) Oct-1, 2013
2014 Coull Point (Travel Retail - 1st) Nov-2013
2014 Loch Gorm [sherry] (2nd) Apr-5, 2014
2014 100% Islay 4th Edition May-12, 2014
2014 Machir Bay 2014 (3rd) May-2014
2014 Feis Ile 2014 (SC-red) May-2014
2014 Port Cask (1st) Sep-5, 2014
2014 European Tour [6 casks -> 1518 bottles] Sep-2014
2014 Cask Strength (1st) Oct-3, 2014
2014 UK Tour [468 bottles] Nov-1, 2014
2014 Club #3 (Madeira) Dec-2014
2015 Loch Gorm [sherry] 2015 (3rd) Apr-2015
2015 Machir Bay [2015] Apr-2015
2015 100% Islay 5th Edition May-2015
2015 Saligo Bay (Travel retail - 2nd) May-2015
2015 Sanaig (pre-release) May-2015
2015 10th Anniversary [3000 bbottles] May-2015
2015 Feis Ile 2015 (SC-red) May-2015
2015 European Tour [6 casks, 1500 bb] Sep-2015
2015 UK Tour [Machir Bay CS - 648 bb] Oct-2015
2015 Vintage 2008 (7yo) Sep-2015
2015 Maderia Cask (1st) Sep-2015
2015 Club #4 (Sauternes) Nov-16, 2015
2015 10yo - One Bottle - Auction at distillery website Dec-14, 2015
2016 Sanaig (core range) Mar-2, 2016
2016 Loch Gorm 2016 Apr-6, 2016
2016 100% Islay 6th Edition May-2016
2016 Feis Ile 2016 May-2016
2016 Kilchoman Machir Bay - new packaging (bourbon-sherry bar) Aug-2016
2016 US East Coast Tour 2016 Sep-2016
2016 Kilchoman Sauternes (1st) Sep-2016
2016 Kilchoman Cask Strength - Quarter Cask Sep-2016
2016 Club  #5 - 10yo (Bourbon & Sherry) Nov-2016
2017 Loch Gorm 2017 Apr-3, 2017
2017 100% Islay 2017 7th Edition ???
2017 Feis Ile 2017 Jun-1, 2017

We complement our list with two inspirational photos: The first one with the Kilchoman medals (that come at every bottle) originates from Stewart Craigon, while the Kilchoman crushed caps are the work of Theo Buchler :-)

Kilchoman - medals (c) Stewart Craigon   Kilchoman - caps (Theo)

Bruichladdich - Port Charlotte & Octomore & Black Art

Port Charlotte and Octomore bottlings by Bruichladdich distillery are a bit tricky to map, with odd expressions now and then, but doable. 
Bruichalddich itself - forget it. We think the guys themselves do not remember any more all the bottlings they have produced. And, as Barbara McEwan quipped when we discussed this topic:"If you wanted to have them all, you would have to break a bank!" But we will list down at least some subsets, like the "Stills", "Legacy", or "DNA".

Proprietary Bruichladdich - Port Charlotte expressions
[updated Dec-10, 2016]

Expression Alc. Issued
PORT CHARLOTTE - PC5 - CASK STRENGTH 64% 2006
PORT CHARLOTTE - PC6 - CUAIRT-BEATHA 61,6% 2007
PORT CHARLOTTE - PC7 - SIN AN DOIGH ILLEACH 61,0% 2008
PORT CHARLOTTE - PC8 - AR DÚTHCHAS 60,5% 2009
PORT CHARLOTTE - AN TURAS MOR 46% 2010
PORT CHARLOTTE - PC9 - AN ANTAIREACHD ARD 59,2% 2011
PORT CHARLOTTE - THE PEAT PROJECT 46% 2012
PORT CHARLOTTE - PC10 - TRO NA LINNTEAN 59,8% 2012
PORT CHARLOTTE - 10yo - HEAVILY PEATED 46% 2014
PORT CHARLOTTE - SCOTTISH BARLEY - HEAVILY PEATED 50% 2013
PORT CHARLOTTE - PC11 - EORNA NA H-ALBA - HEAVILY PEATED (Travel Retail) 59,5% 2013
PORT CHARLOTTE - ISLAY BARLEY - HEAVILY PEATED 50% 2014
PORT CHARLOTTE - PC12 - OILEANACH FURACHAIL - HEAVILY PEATED (Travel Retail)  58,7% 2015
PORT CHARLOTTE - 2007 CC: 01 -  - HEAVILY PEATED (Travel Retail)  57,8% 2016
PORT CHARLOTTE - 10yo - SECOND EDITION 50% 2016

Note: PCxx expressions are cask strength, others are diluted to 46% or (since 2013) 50%.
The new "2007 CC:01" beats this pattern - let's see what comes ...


Proprietary Bruichladdich - Octomore expressions
[updated Apr-20, 2017] 

Expression Alc. Issued Peat
Octomore 01.1 63,5% 2008 131 ppm
Octomore 2.1 62,5% 2009 140 ppm
Ocotmore 2.2 Orpheus 61,0% 2010 140 ppm
Octomore 3.1 59,0% 2010 152 ppm
Octomore 4.1 62,5% 2011 167 ppm
Octomore 4.2 Comus 61,0% 2012 167 ppm
Octomore 5.1 59,5% 2012 169 ppm
Octomore 10yo 50,0% 2012 80.5 ppm
Octomore 6.1 57,0% 2013 167 ppm
Octomore 6.2 58,2% 2013 167 ppm
Octomore Discovery 69,5% 2014 N/A
Octomore 6.3 64,0% 2014 258 ppm
Octomore 7.1 59.5% 2015 208 ppm
Octomore 7.2 58,5% 2015 208 ppm
Octomore 7.3 63,0% 2015 169 ppm
Octomore 7.4 61,2% 2016 167 ppm
Octomore 10yo SECOND 57,3% 2016 167 ppm
Octomore OBA Concept OBA/C_0.1 (Octomore Black Art) 59.7% 2017 ???
Octomore 8.1 ??? 2017 ???

The software-like versions of Octomore have the following pattern:
.1 ~  basic Octomore (bourbon casks, 5yo)
.2 ~  cask variations (for Travel Retail)
.3 ~  Islay Barley
.4 ~  Virgin Oak


Bruichladdich Black Art
[updated Dec-10, 2016)
And as a cherry on the cake, here is the - relatively short yet - list of the hotly discussed Black Art series with carefully guarded recipe:

Expression Age Alc. Issued
Black Art (1) 19 51,1% 2009
Black Art 2 21 49,7% 2010
Black Art 3.1 22 48,7% 2012
Black Art 4.1 23 49,2% 2013
Black Art 5.1 24 48,4% 2016



Ardbeg
Recent years
[updated Apr-04, 2015]

Ardbeg distillery was sold by Allied Distillers to Glenmorangie plc in 1997; the famous Ardbeg Committee - and the down-to-the-peaty-ground marketing - was started three years later. Some new bottlings were first made available to Committee members only, to be releases later as official expressions (in a different packaging). Other limited special bottlings were also produced and we do not have a track of.

As of 2012, Ardbeg decided to stop the usual habit to produce a special cask just for the participants of the annual Islay Whisky Festival (Feis Ile), and made the special expression available worldwide at Ardbeg Embassies on so called Ardbeg Day held on June 1.

We are working on the list, and will publish it probably some time in January or February (the special Committee discussion bottlings being a tricky part).
Stay tuned!