Final Ardbeg single malt comes to light

30 May, 2008

Glenmorangie has released the final single malt in Ardbeg's collection of limited

edition whiskies designed to show "the peaty path to


The launch of Ardbeg Renaissance follows the roll-out of Very Young in 2004, Still Young in 2006 and Almost There in 2007.

Distilled in 1998, the 10


Old is described

as tasting of "peat soaked in tropical juices , fused with toasted vanilla and sizzling cinnamon spice, with creamy malt and floral characteristics".

Brand director Hamish Torrie said: "Renaissance is a celebration of the re-opening of the Ardbeg Distillery in 1997 and is the last opportunity to track the progress of Ardbeg distilled in 1998 - as it has now developed its full, distinctive

smoky and peaty character."

It is bottled at 55.9% abv, with an rrp of £41.99.

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