Ardbeg Blaaack

 
 

299,95

A traditional meeting place for peat lovers, the Ardbeg day of the famous Islay distillery is also an opportunity to unveil a new experimental edition.

In 2020, Ardbeg announces a new bottling named “Blaaack” to celebrate the 20 years of the Ardbeg Committee. A whisky aged for the first time for Ardbeg, in Pinot Noir barrels from New Zealand, the sheep country, with rich notes that should develop on fruity pudding and bitter cherry with aromas of cedar wood, tannins from oak barrels, rich aromas of truffle, without forgetting the touch of smoky peat typical of the Ardbeg house.

Dr Bill Lumsden, Malt Master whisky at Ardbeg distillery said: “This is a perfectly toasted dram to honor our legendary Committee.”

 

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The Ardbeg distillery has been producing whisky since 1798, and began commercial production in 1815. The name is derived from the Scottish Gaelic: Àrd Beag, meaning Little Height.

Like most Scottish distilleries, for most of its history, its whisky was produced for use in blended whisky, rather than as a single malt. By 1886 the distillery produced 300,000 gallons of whisky per year, and employed 60 workers. Production was halted in 1981, but resumed on a limited basis in 1989 and continued at a low level through late 1996, during the period when Ardbeg was owned by Hiram Walker. The distillery was bought and reopened by Glenmorangie plc (owned by LVMH) with production resuming on June 25, 1997 and full production resuming in 1998. The distillery was reopened by Ed Dodson in 1997 and handed over to Stuart Thomson, who managed it from 1997 to 2006. Michael “Mickey” Heads, an Islay native and former manager at Jura who had worked at Ardbeg years earlier, took over on March 12, 2007.

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Weight 1.9 kg
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