Ardbeg 1998 - Almost There - 3rd Release - 700 ml / 54.1 % Vol.

The Ardbeg 1998 - Almost There - 3rd Release is a Single Malt Scotch Whisky distilled in 1998 and bottled in 2007. This release holds a unique place in Ardbeg's series leading to the creation of its 10 Year Old expression, representing a key stage in the whisky's development.

As the third instalment in this series, 'Almost There' underscores the progress of Ardbeg in perfecting its ageing process. It succeeds the 'Very Young' and 'Still Young' releases, thus demonstrating the distillery's meticulous and staged maturation approach.

The cask strength bottling at 54.1% Vol. offers a pure and undiluted presentation of the whisky, appealing to connoisseurs seeking a genuine taste experience. Cask strength whiskies are known to express the authentic and robust character of the spirit, embodying the true essence of the distillery's craft.

In summary, the Ardbeg 1998 - Almost There - 3rd Release serves as an important landmark in the maturation journey of Ardbeg's whiskies. Its place in the progression towards the 10 Year Old expression makes it a significant addition to any whisky collector's or investor's portfolio.

Age statement: N/A
Size: 700 ml
Strength: 54.1 % Vol.
Bottling series: Young 1998
Distillery: Ardbeg
Bottler: Distillery Bottling

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Auction sales and price statistics by year, cumulative total 2007-2023

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11 June 2023 Ardbeg 1998 Almost There - Original bottling - b. 2007 - 70cl LIVE Catawiki Whisky Auction EU 190.7 £
24 June 2023 Ardbeg Almost There, 1998, 3rd Release - 70 cl / 54.1% LIVE WhiskyAuction.com EU 9.4 £
24 June 2023 Ardbeg Almost There, 1998, 3rd Release - 70 cl / 54.1% LIVE WhiskyAuction.com EU 9.4 £
24 June 2023 Ardbeg Almost There, 1998, 3rd Release - 70 cl / 54.1% LIVE WhiskyAuction.com EU 20.6 £
24 June 2023 Ardbeg Almost There, 1998, 3rd Release - 70 cl / 54.1% LIVE WhiskyAuction.com EU 8.7 £
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Bottle Price
Ardbeg 1998 / Almost There Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky - 70cl / 54.1% RETAIL The Whisky Exchange 450.0 £
Ardbeg 1998 - Almost There Single Malt Whisky - 70Cl / 54% RETAIL Master of Malt 450.0 £
Ardbeg Almost There 2007 - 70cl / 54.1%RETAIL The Whisky Barrel 1200.0 £
Recent Auction Results Past

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March 2022 Ardbeg Almost There PAST Scotch Whisky Auctions UK 220.0 £
March 2022 Ardbeg Almost There PAST Scotch Whisky Auctions UK 200.0 £
March 2022 Ardbeg Almost There PAST Scotch Whisky Auctions UK 200.0 £
March 2022 Ardbeg 1998-2007 - almost there PAST Whisky-Online Auctions UK 195.0 £
March 2022 Ardbeg Almost There, 1998, 3rd Release - 70 cl / 54.1% PAST WhiskyAuction.com EU 191.9 £
March 2022 Ardbeg Almost There, 1998, 3rd Release - 70 cl / 54.1% PAST WhiskyAuction.com EU 189.4 £
February 2022 Ardbeg - Almost There (1998) PAST Whisky Hammer UK 240.0 £
February 2022 Ardbeg - Almost There (1998) PAST Whisky Hammer UK 240.0 £
February 2022 Ardbeg 1998 Almost There PAST Whisky Auctioneer EU 231.0 £
February 2022 Ardbeg Almost There 70cl (SINGAPORE LOT) PAST Whisky Bull Auctions Asia 220.0 £
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Ardbeg 1998 - Renaissance - 700 ml / 55.9 % Vol.

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Ardbeg 1998 - Still Young - 2nd Release
Ardbeg 1998 - Still Young - 2nd Release - 700 ml / 56.2 % Vol.

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Ardbeg 1998 - Very Young
Ardbeg 1998 - Very Young - 700 ml / 58.3 % Vol.

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Updated: 2023-06-03