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Ardbeg announces next limited edition

The latest limited edition single malt Scotch whisky to be launched by Islay distillery Ardbeg will be called Ardbog, and its launch will take place on ‘Ardbog Day’ - 1st June.

The name Ardbog was chosen to bring attention to the peat bogs of Ardbeg’s island home and their vital part in the whisky making process.

Bill Lumsden, director of distillation and whisky creation, explains: “The overall combination of effects in Ardbog truly conjures up the impression of ancient, primeval, salty peat bogs, but reassuringly this is combined with some classic, intense Ardbeg notes of leather, toffee and smoke.”

Ardbog is matured for 10 years in traditional American oak ex-bourbon barrels and ex-Spanish Manzanilla sherry butts. This gives Ardbog a distinctively salty texture accentuating the salty, briny flavours already prevalent in the whisky.

“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,” says Lumsden.

The release of Ardbog follows the highly acclaimed Ardbeg Galileo, awarded as the World’s Best Single Malt at the World Whisky Awards earlier this year.
Bottled at 52.1% ABV, Ardbog is non-chill filtered for extra texture and mouth feel.

Ardbog Day will be celebrated at the distillery on June 1, and at participating Ardbeg Embassies around the world. For full details go to

2 May 2013 - Felicity Murray