Master of Malt launch single malt range

Online specialist Master of Malt has released a new range of single malt whiskies under their new ‘That Boutique-y Whisky Company’ label, with expressions from Ardbeg, Macallan, Caperdonich, and Port Ellen among their first releases. Each 50cl bottle comes with a “whimsical” label, reflecting Master of Malt’s idiosyncratic style, and has been hand-dipped with a […]

Unique Ardbeg whisky to be auctioned for Edinburgh hospice

St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh is to auction of a unique bottle of whisky to raise funds for an essential rebuild. The unique Ardbeg expression comes in a one-off bottle created by Scottish-born jewellery designer Maeve Gillies and will be auctioned at the Hospice’s ‘Live Life Ball’ in October. The whisky, called ‘AOIBHINN’ which means […]

Sample some “rare and unusual” Islays at this year’s Whisky Show

More details are beginning to emerge of what is happening at this year’s Whisky Exchange Whisky Show in London on the weekend of 6-7 October. Among the masterclasses, visitors to the show are being invited to partake of some Rare and Unusual Islay Classics with Mario Groteklaes, of Belgian distributor and bottler The Nectar. According […]

£5 off Big Peat at Single Malts Direct

Online retailer Single Malts Direct is offering £5 off purchases of Douglas Laing’s celebrated Islay malt “Big Peat”. The blended malt (what we used to call ‘vatted’) is a selection of whiskies from Islay distilleries including Ardbeg, Caol Ila, Bowmore and Port Ellen. The whisky, unsurprisingly, carries a big peaty, phenolic flavour and is un-chill […]

Coming soon… Ardbeg Day at the Whiski Rooms

In case you were unaware, 2 June 2012 has been unilaterally declared the world’s first Ardbeg Day by the Islay malt. The day will be marked with Islay-lympics events around the globe and the release of a special commemorative bottle of single malt. As the UK’s only on-trade Ardbeg embassy, Edinburgh’s Whiski Rooms will be […]

Ardbeg launch Rocket Tour in USA

Arbeg Distillery is celebrating its involvement with an experiment being carried out on the International Space Station by touring the USA, with a life-size rocket! The Ardbeg Rocket Tour kicks off in Chicago tomorrow (3 May) before touring 22 states in 28 weeks, including California, Texas, New York and Florida. According to their press release, […]

Whisky “event” next month in Cheshire

Cheshire’s Edencroft Fine Wines have announced details for their forthcoming Cheshire Whisky Event on 7th May. Aimed at both enthusiast and novice alike the event takes place at Willington Hall, sat in 17 acres of award winning formal gardens and parklands. According to the organisers, patrons will be to sample over 100 of the greatest […]

Ardbeg takes experimenting with whisky into space

Dr Bill Lumsden of Ardbeg and Glenmorangie has a reputation in the whisky world for being the experimental type – and now he’s taking those experiments out of this world! Particles of new make spirit from Ardbeg and charred oak have been sent up to the International Space Station examine the chemical reactions between them […]

Rome’s first whisky festival this weekend

The ancient city of Rome – the Eternal Capital – is to host its first ever Scotch whisky festival this weekend. The Spirit of Scotland Whisky Festival takes place on Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 March on the Aranciera di San Sisto, and will feature whiskies from Ardbeg, Caol Ila and others, reports the Young […]

Ardbeg release 2012 tour timetable

Ardbeg Distillery have published the expanded timetable for their 2012 distillery tours at their website. The distillery supplies three ‘basic’ tours – The Ardbeg Express for busy people who know their whisky (Monday to Saturday at 10.00am and 4.15pm, lasts 30 minutes, £4 per head); the hour-long Ardbeg Tour, which shows visitors a few […]

Whiski Rooms – the first pub in the UK to be appointed an Ardbeg Embassy

An EDINBURGH venue has become the first in the UK to be declared an on-trade Ardbeg Embassy for one of the world¹s most prestigious whisky brands. The WHISKI Rooms, in North Bank Street, has received the accolade from Islay distiller Ardbeg. As well as selling the distillery¹s finest malts amongst its selection of hundreds of […]