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Virtual Ardbeg Day Online Feis Ile 2020


22nd May 2020
Ardbeg Day 2020 - Blaaack Sheep of Islay rounds up fans for virtual Ardbeg Day 30th May @ 7pm BST on Ardbeg’s Facebook page.

Join Ardbeg in a virtual Ardbeg Day online where they will toast 20 years of the Ardbeg Committee with the new limited edition Ardbeg Blaaack.

As I am sure all you peaty whisky fans will know the last Saturday of Fčis Ěle, Islay’s annual Festival of Music and Malt, is Ardbeg Day, although this years festival is cancelled due to the Coronavirus pandemic, like the other island distilleries, Ardbeg one of the peatiest of them all, is taking its celebrations online, and inviting peated malt whisky lovers everywhere to join them as they toast two incredible decades of the Ardbeg Committee.

The Ardbeg Blaaack Whisky Trials will be broadcast on Saturday 30th May 2020 via Facebook to Ardbeg fans around the world. The two-hour programme of tastings, games, and entertainment is in celebration of the Ardbeg Committee’s 20th Anniversary (founded in the year 2000). It takes as its theme the Limited Edition bottled in their honour, Ardbeg Blaaack: a single malt which knits together flavours of velvety summer fruit pudding and bitter cherry, with a deeper edge of soot and Ardbeg’s hallmark smoke.

Mickey Heads, Ardbeg Distillery Manager, said: "We were looking forward to marking Ardbeg Day this year with our dyed-in-the-wool fans here at the Distillery, and at celebrations around world. Sadly, global events overtook us.

"However, we’ve put our heads together and come up with a back-up plan to keep our Committee Members entertained, safe at home. I’ll be shepherding the Ardbeg team in an online extravaganza instead - expect tastings of some much-loved whiskies, fun, blether, and maybe even a few Blaaack-inspired surprises."

You can tune into the Ardbeg Blaaack Whisky Trials from 7pm BST on Ardbeg’s Facebook page, with content available to watch later on Ardbeg.com, Instagram and YouTube. Ardbeg Blaaack will be available to buy from www.ardbeg.com, Ardbeg Embassies, whisky specialists such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt from 30th May 2020, although distribution may be a bit delayed in due to the current Coronavirus restrictions.
 

Ardbeg Blaaack Review


Matured in Pinot Noir casks and bottled at 46% ABV.

Producer's Tasting Notes:

Nose: On the nose baked fruit pudding knits together seamlessly with cedar wood and aromatic cigar box. Oak tannins and rich truffles then break away to reveal subtle notes of smoky jam tart.

Taste: A velvety and surprisingly furry mouthfeel drives your palate into a complex symphony of contrasting flavours. Aniseed, soot and summer fruits – such as cherries, strawberries, apricots and pears – give way to crumbly pastry, dark chocolate, coffee and almonds.

Finish: A long, lingering sooty finish.
 

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