Ardbeg 1974 Provenance 1st Release
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Ardbeg
  • Age 23 Year Old
  • Distillation date 1974
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 1997
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 55.6%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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Ardbeg

1974 Provenance 1st Release (0.7l, 55.6%*) *please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary

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We apologize for whispering, but there's a mythological creature in our presence. Back in 1974, Ardbeg put a very special juice in ex-Bourbon casks and told not a soul. Then, in 1997, they released it as the Provenance expression and swept everyone off their feet.

There were four separate bottlings and seven different editions of The Provenance, but this one - this one is the very first release. Only 4,000 of them were made, by the way.


*This bottle is a collector's item, we will not be able to entertain any refunds or exchanges.

**Individual orders limited to one item per person, as we wish to give everyone the opportunity to participate.

***Any kind of transit damage is insured and will be reimbursed. 
  • Category Scotch
  • Country Scotland
  • Region Islay
  • Distillery Ardbeg
  • Age 23 Year Old
  • Distillation date 1974
  • Style Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Bottling date 1997
  • Maturation ex-Bourbon casks
  • Alcohol 55.6%*
*please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary California residents: Click here for Proposition 65 WARNING.
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Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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Character Dogson
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Scotch Whisky is seldom aged in new barrels. Bourbon and Tennessee Whiskey casks are usually used for maturation. In addition to that, Whisky is often matured or finished in various wine casks such as Sherry or Port.
Is Scotch always Scottish? What do you think? Yes. The answer is yes.
Single Malt Scotch Whisky is made in Scotland using a pot still distillation process at a single distillery, with malted barley as the only grain ingredient. It must be matured in oak casks in Scotland for at least three years (most Single Malts are matured longer, though).
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
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