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Ardbeg 1974 Double Barrel 2 x 75cl / US Import

Lot: 221674
Ardbeg 1974 Double Barrel 2 x 75cl / US Import
Ardbeg 1974 Double Barrel 2 x 75cl / US Import
Ardbeg 1974 Double Barrel 2 x 75cl / US Import
Ardbeg 1974 Double Barrel 2 x 75cl / US Import
Ardbeg 1974 Double Barrel 2 x 75cl / US Import
Ardbeg 1974 Double Barrel 2 x 75cl / US Import
Ardbeg 1974 Double Barrel 2 x 75cl / US Import
Ardbeg 1974 Double Barrel 2 x 75cl / US Import
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Winning Bid: £21,250

Ardbeg 1974 Double Barrel 2 x 75cl / US Import

Distillery:
Ardbeg
Age:
N/A
Vintage:
1974
Region:
Islay
Bottler:
official
Cask Type:
N/A
Bottle Strength:
46.65%
Bottle Size:
2 x 75cl
Distillery Status:
Operational

Ardbeg 1974 Double Barrel 2 x 75cl / US Import

You would not think it to see it now, but Ardbeg had a difficult time of it for much of the 20th century. The distillery was bought in a joint venture between Hiram Walker and DCL in 1959, both intending to supply their blends. The subsequent years were very successful, but DCL backed out in 1979 (closing many of their other distilleries a few years later), and Hiram Walker then struggled in the 1980s era oversupply when interest in blended Scotch was waning. They closed it down for the majority of the decade. It re-opened briefly in the 1990s before being revived for good by Glenmorangie plc in 1997. 

Released in 2007, the Ardbeg Double Barrel is a rare and sought after pair of single casks, presented in a leather case from Purdey & Sons. Casks #3160 and #3528 were both distilled in 1974, and are bottled with sterling silver labels and individually stamped wax seals. The presentation is completed by eight sterling silver cups, and a pen (fashioned from a barrel) and notebook.

One of 250 sets.

This lot also includes a custom made display stand, engineered to the exact measurements of the case.

Currency Estimate

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Important Notice
Please be advised that the absence of any specific condition reports does not imply that this bottle is in perfect condition. We recommend close inspection of all images prior to placing any bids, and any further information required can be provided upon request.

 

This collection was stored at Mr. Gooding's residence in Colorado, USA. It was amassed for the purpose of display, and as such boxes and other associated items from the original presentation of each bottle may no longer be present. All lots are sold as photographed.

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