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Expression: Lord of the Isles

Years bottled: 2001-2007

Age: 25(minimum)

ABV: 46%

Bottle Size: 70cl

Box: Green Presentation Box

Insert/Booklet: Tasting Notes Scroll

Distribution: UK, EU, Asia

Confirmed Markets: UK, Europe, Asia

Importers: ???

Front Label Varieties: One unique label

Back Label Varieties: Distillery (UWE); UWE w/4 icons

Initial Cost: 80-90





The Lord of the Isles was originally bottled in 2001, and unofficially, it was released as an approximately 25 year old whisky, comprised of 1976 and 1977 casks. It is said to always contain casks from 1976 and 1977 so the whisky would be older as each bottling run was released. Much like the Ardbeg 17, the actual age of Lord of the Isles increases towards the end of its bottling life. Theoretically, the LOTI in 2007 was almost 30 years old.






TASTING NOTES - ARDBEG WEBSITE (2001)



Colour - Light Gold.

Nose - Deep, rich and sweet: the sweetness of chocolate, marzipan and cherries surrounds a deep and peaty centre revealing the warmth of leather and a heady oily characteristic. Beneath the oil, cocoa and a rich maltiness are discovered.
With water, the flavour spectrum is widened as both smoke and salt emerge from the sweet and peaty complexity giving woodsmoke, tarry rope and leather. Later, the delicacy of mandarin fruit is discovered, followed by hints of heather and lavender scent.

Taste - Powerfully peaty and chewing, with a luscious silky and oily mouth-feel balanced by a mouth-watering effect. The taste is initially sweet with vanilla and chocolate giving way rapidly to a crescendo of peat and cocoa.

Finish - Long and dry with chocolate malt and crushed peat resting satisfyingly on the palate.

 

 



 

Source: www.ardbeg.com - circa 2001








BOTTLE and LABEL VARIETIES



LOTI front w/open box.




LOTI Front Label




LOTI Back Label (Distillery). LOTI Back Label (UK/EU Retail).






Bottle Codes for the Lord of the Isles, including any other Expressions bottled on the same day or within hours of LOTI.


Bottle Code Expression Size Market Day Month Year
L 1 299 4ML 0020 Lord of the Isles 700 UWE 25 October 2001
L 1 303 4ML 0601 Lord of the Isles 700 UK 29 October 2001
L2 036 4ML XXXX Lord of the Isles 700 Belgium 5 February 2002
L2 036 4ML XXXX Lord of the Isles 700 UK 5 February 2002
L2 065 4ML 16:01 Lord of the Isles 700 UK 6 March 2002
L2 261 4ML 0X54 1977 700 Velier 18 September 2002
L2 261 4ML XXXX Lord of the Isles 700 UK 18 September 2002
L3 170 10:11 4ML TEN (OLD) 750 US (BF) 19 June 2003
L3 170 1204 4ML Lord of the Isles 700 UK 19 June 2003
L4 098 20:52 4ML Lord of the Isles 700 UK 7 April 2004
L4 099 01:37 4ML 17 700 Swiss 8 April 2004
L4 099 03:49 4ML 1990 700 Japan 8 April 2004
L5 285 21:16 4ML Lord of the Isles 700 UK/EU 12 October 2005
L5 347 00:18 4ML Uigeadail 700 UK 13 December 2005
L5 347 04:15 4ML Lord of the Isles 700 UK 13 December 2005
L5 347 12:38 4ML TEN (OLD) 750 US (BF) 13 December 2005
L5 347 15:42 4ML TEN (OLD) 750 South Africa (B421) 13 December 2005
L6 151 04:54 4ML Lord of the Isles 700 UK 31 May 2006
L6 215 23:33 4ML Lord of the Isles 700 UK 3 August 2006
L6 216 03:21 4ML Still Young 700 UK 4 August 2006
L7 057 14:03 4ML Uigeadail 700 Finland 26 February 2007
L7 058 01:45 4ML Lord of the Isles 700 Sweden 27 February 2007
L7 058 03:16 4ML Lord of the Isles 700 UWE 27 February 2007
L7 058 06:07 4ML Airigh Nam Beist 700 Finland 27 February 2007
L7 058 08:59 4ML Airigh Nam Beist 750 US (MH) 27 February 2007
L7 058 20:20 4ML Almost There 700 UK 27 February 2007
L7 059 01:24 4ML Almost There 700 UK 28 February 2007





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