Ardbeg Galileo due in September

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To mark its place as the “first malt whisky made in space” after being used in experiments on the International Space Station, Ardbeg is to release a special limited edition single malt.

The Ardbeg Galileo will be released at the beginning of September and consists of whisky distilled in 1999 and bottled this year.

A large proportion of the final malt has been matured in casks previously used to hold marsala, blended with first fill bourbon casks.

According to the label, which has been leaked on the internet, the whisky has a nose of “spicy toffee, tropical fruits and puffs of soot”, the nose is “salty, yet sweet with cream and a burst of smoking apricots” with a “long, lingering and serene” finish.

The Ardbeg Galileo will retail at £69.99 in the UK and $110 in the USA.


Whisky Festivals:

24jun12:00 pm- 4:30 pmStoke-on-Trent Whisky Festival 2017Around 100 whiskies and more than 15 gins availableKing's Hall, Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH

Event Details

Organised by 2 local whisky enthusiasts, Chris Knight and Neil Rowley; we wanted a way to give fellow enthusiasts, and new comers alike, the chance to taste new whiskies from a wide range of distillers from around the world, along with some fantastic offerings from independent bottlers.

There are 2 types of ticket, an Admission ticket and a Masterclass ticket. A Masterclass ticket MUST be accompanied by an Admission ticket.

With the increased popularity of gins over recent years, we also wanted to raise people’s awareness of the fantastic products now available. There will be a number of gins available at the festival, giving you a chance to try new gins from some of the many artisan distillers.

Time

(Saturday) 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm GMT

Location

King's Hall

Stoke Town Hall, ST4 1JH


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