Ardbeg celebrates next limited edition release with Ardbog Day on June 1
Ardbeg, the single malt scotch whisky producer, has announced its latest limited edition whisky will be called Ardbog and is to host a special “Ardbog Day” on June 1 to celebrate its launch.
Ardbog’s name is in reference to the famed peat bogs found on Islay, the Scottish island where Ardbeg has been producing whisky since 1815 and honours the key taste profile the peaty bogs give to Ardberg whiskies. Ardbog has been matured for 10 years in traditional old American Bourbon oak barrels, and have also had time in old Spanish Manzanilla sherry butts, giving the limited edition whisky a distinctly salty taste.
Dr Bill Lumsden, director of distillation at Ardbeg, said: “Every year we try to come up with something interesting and enticing for our Ardbeg fans, and we have for years laid down a range of experiments which may or may not see the light of day. Ardbog is one such experiment.”
Ardbog is a combination of the Ardbeg classic flavours of leather, toffee and smoke, but also provides a salty, briny texture intended to be reminiscent “of ancient, primeval, salty peat bogs”, said Dr Lumsden.
Ardbog Day will be celebrated at the distillery on June 1 and at participating Ardbeg Embassies around the world.
Ardbog is available at £79.99from stockists including The Whisky Exchange, Cambridge Wine Merchants and The Whisky Shop.