The Ardbeg Project

Rollercoaster - US (Committee Bottle - 2010)

Committee Bottle: Rollercoaster (US)

Bottled: 10 December, 2009

Age: NAS

ABV: 57.3%

Bottle Size: 750ml

Cask Type: see below

Number of Bottles: 3,000

Bottled for: Ardbeg Committee

Box: None

Insert/Booklet: Neck Hang

Front Label: Tan colored

Back Label: Tan colored

Initial Cost: $84.99USD

(Feb. 6th, 2010) - Ardbeg Rollercoaster Launches for the Committee (on Feb. 15th).

"The Ardbeg bottling of the decade!"

The Ardbeg Rollercoaster was officially released on February 15th, and it was initially sold at the US price of $89.99. Since the allocation in the US was spread out through various retailers, some stores limited it to 1 per Committee member. As with all releases of Committee bottles, the US system does not provide a mechanism for enforcement of the sale to only Committee members. Prices varied with each retailer, but for the most part, the price was in the $90-100 range.

This whisky was bottled at 57.3%, and it contains casks from 1997-2006, with the breakdown of cask types and percentages listed below.

1997 Cask: 2nd fill - 9.5%
1998 Cask: Refill Hogshead - 12.2%
1999 Cask: 1st Fill Barrel - 14.2%
2000 Cask: 1st Fill Barrel - 10.9%
2001 Cask: Refill Barrel - 6.2%
2002 Cask: Refill Barrel - 8.9%
2003 Cask: 1st Fill Barrel - 11.7%
2004 Cask: 1st Fill Barrel - 10.6%
2005 Cask: 2nd Fill Sherry Butt - 10.4%
2006 Cask: Refill Hogshead - 5.4%

Click on the picture above to visit Ardbeg's page on the Rollercoaster. Tune in later for The Ardbeg Project page of both the UK and US releases.

Bottle Codes for Rollercoaster Committee, including any other Expressions bottled on the same day or within hours of the Rollercoaster.

Bottle Code Expression Size Market Day Month Year
L9 344 10:17 6ML Rollercoaster (UK-Comm) 700 UK 10 December 2009
L9 344 13:22 6ML Rollercoaster (US-Comm) 750 US (MH) 10 December 2009
L9 344 13:55 6ML Rollercoaster (4.5L) 4500 Promotional 10 December 2009
L9 344 18:15 6ML Rollercoaster (UK-Comm) 700 UK 10 December 2009

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