Ardbeg goes ‘Ardcore’ with a new Punk Rock limited edition

Ardbeg Day is held annually on the last Saturday of the Islay Music and Malt Festival (Fèis Ìle), and is usually a celebration of all things Ardbeg. It’s scheduled for June 4 this year, online and at the Ardbeg Distillery.

And to celebrate the events to come, Ardbeg has launched a new “punk rock” expression, Ardcore, based on roasted black malt.

In a statement from Ardbeg, distillery manager Colin Gordon said Ardcore draws inspiration from Islay’s little-known punk past, celebrating the characters of “Punk Ellen”, a nickname for Islay’s main port. , Port Ellen, in the 1970s.

Ardbeg Ardcore (image via Ardbeg)

“This year will be my first physical Ardbeg Day. We know that not everyone can make it to Islay so we are delighted to also bring all the antics of the day online,” Gordon said. the distillery or at home, we hope many of you are rocking, punk and ready to party on June 4th.”

Bill Lumsden, Head of Distillation and Whiskey Creation at Ardbeg, says Ardcore was created with roasted dark malt, carbonized to new levels, and that spirit is all about substance.

“Notes of charcoal and smooth smoke create a full-face nose, while powerful notes of anise and dark chocolate mark this bottle as one only for the most ardcore of fans,” a- he declared.

Ardcore will be available for purchase from Ardbeg Embassies, Whiskey Specialists, Online Retailers and the Distillery Visitor Center in the near future.

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Diana J. Carleton