Ardbeg Lord of the Isles first arrived on Islay shores in 2001 and was released in small batches subsequently over the next six years until it was discontinued in 2007.
The name was derived from the chiefs of Gaelic and Viking descent who ruled the Western Isles during the Middle Ages, between the 12th and 15th Centuries.
The majority of the malt in the bottle dates back to the mid-1970s and, although officially slated as a 25 year old, many of the bottlings are likely to contain whisky closer to 30 years of age!
A hugely collectible Islay malt, that is becoming harder to find by the day. Scored a massive 92pts with the WhiskyFun folks and has featured in the ‘1001 Whiskies You Must Try Before You Die’ book - really cementing the legacy of this special bottle.