Expression: Ardbeg 15

Bottled: 1996

Age: 15

ABV: 43%

Bottle Size: 50cl

# of Bottles: ???

Box: Quintessential Islay

Packaged with: Laphroaig 10 - 43% - 50cl

Distribution: Tax Free (Duty Free); Laphroaig Distillery

Owners: Allied

Front Label Varieties: Only one...

Back Label Varieties: Only one...

Initial Price: ???

The Ardbeg 15 was released in 1996 as part of a 2-pack with the Laphroaig 10, and it was sold only at select Duty Free outlets and the Laphroaig distillery. Since both Ardbeg and Laphroaig were owned by Allied at the time, this Quintessential Islay pack allowed Allied to bottle and sell whisky from both distilleries.

The section below is a copy of the original advertisement offering the Quintessential Islay Pack on the Laprhoaig website.

"Another recent bottling, again for duty free, is the Quintessential Islay or The Malt Appreciator's Dram - two half litre bottles in a little carrying case. One a 10 year old Laphroaig, the other a 15 year old Ardbeg, in itself unique."

The Laphroaig Range

Quintessential Islay

Laphroaig 10 Year Old &
Ardbeg 15 Year Old
2/50cl Bottles

The Laphroaig Collection

Laphroaig 10 Year Old,
Laphroaig 15 Year Old &
Laphroaig Original Cask Strength.
3/33.33cl bottles

These expressions are only available from selected duty free outlets and from the Laphroaig Distillery itself. Just one more reason to come to see us in the 'beautiful hollow'.

Source: - circa Oct. 1996

Here are more detailed pics of the Quintessential Islay Pack.

Quintessential Islay

Quintessential Islay - Back

Ardbeg 15 front w/box. Ardbeg 15 back w/box.

Ardbeg 15 Front Label. Ardbeg 15 Back Label

Laphroaig 10

Laphroaig 10 Front Label. Laphroaig 10 Back Label

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