Planet Whiskies :: Scottish Single Malt Whisky, Scotch, Distilleries, American Bourbon, Japanese, Irish

World-Wide Whisky News by Planet Whiskies | Buy your whisky online

To advertise on Planet Whiskies visit our contact us page

Ardbeg spreads ‘Peat & Love’ to launch The Magical Whisky Tour 2018 Ardbeg Day Saturday 2nd June 2018

Ardbeg spreads ‘Peat & Love’ to launch The Magical Whisky Tour 2018 Ardbeg Day Saturday 2nd June 2018

This year’s Ardbeg Day celebrations will take Ardbeggians and whisky-lovers alike back in time for a celebration of all things ‘Peat & Love’.

Following the announcement in March of Ardbeg Day 2018’s groovy 1960’s theme and the release of Ardbeg Grooves, the untamed spirit of Islay is revealing a summer of ‘Peat & Love’ gatherings across the UK at whisky hotspots and music festivals: ‘The Magical Whisky Tour 2018’

Inspired by the alternative lifestyle and unorthodox spirit of a previous generation, Ardbeg Grooves has been matured in ex-wine casks which have been intensely charred to form heavy grooves in the surface of the wood. The result is a whisky aromatic with smoked spices, distant bonfires and chilli-seasoned meats.

On Saturday, 2nd June 2018, the Islay distillery will be rolling back the years to the Ardbeg Village of the late 1960s, opening its doors to whisky-lovers from around the globe. For those unable to make it to Islay to celebrate during Feis Ile, Islay’s untamed spirit will be hosting a live online tasting from Hard to Find Whisky in Birmingham, inviting peat lovers to join in the festivities. Ardbeg Embassies around the UK will be taking part in the peaty online tasting, including: - Vintage House/ The Soho Whisky Club in London - The Wee Dram in Bakewell, The Peak District
- Luvians in Cupar, Scotland - Gordon & MacPhail in Elgin, Scotland - Royal Mile Whiskies, Edinburgh

Ardbeg Day will also mark the launch of The Magical Whisky Tour, with Ardbeg’s own 1960s inspired VW van touring the country and making stops at a number of leading music festivals, bars and Ardbeg Embassies, serving smoky drams to the masses, spreading a taste of Islay’s ‘Peat & Love’ and good vibes along the way. Festival goers will have the chance to immerse themselves in the world of Ardbeg through interactive tastings and VR experiences.

The Magical Whisky Tour will comprise the following stops:
Festivals… -
Euroica Brittania: 15th – 17th June, Derbyshire -
Love Supreme: 29th June – 1st July, Lewes -
Blue Dot Festival: 20th – 22nd July, Macclesfield - Kendall
Calling: 26th – 29th July, Cumbria

Plus a number of Ardbeg Embassies and bars over June and July (visit: www.ardbeg.com for the full details).

Distillery Manager Mickey Heads said: “The Ardbeg Village of the 1960s was a very different place - a groovy wee community, with its own post office, billiards hall, two choirs and even a football team. These days the Ardbeg community is a worldwide one, and Ardbeg Day is the best way for us all to come together and raise a dram to the ultimate Islay single malt.”

The Ardbeg Day release of Ardbeg Grooves goes on sale on 2nd June and is available from Ardbeg Embassies, whisky specialist retailers and the Distillery, RRP £98.

For more information about Peat & Love, go to www.ardbeg.com/peatandlove

<< View the Ardbeg Single Malt Range

<< Back to all the latest whisky news brought to you by Planet Whiskies

Planet Whiskies on Twitter
Planet Whiskies on Facebook
Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Tasting Sets for Whisky and Gin

Whisky gift for Father's Day 2019

BUY WHISKY TASTING SET FOR £24.95

Gin gift for Father's Day 2019

BUY GIN TASTING SET FOR £24.95

VIEW OTHER IDEAL WHISKY GIFTS FOR FATHER'S DAY 2019

Subscribe to Planet Whiskies newsletter

* indicates required


Loch Fyne Whiskies

Loch Fyne Whiskies

Have you seen all the whisky specials on offer at Loch Fyne Whiskies in Inveraray? All orders placed have next day delivery. Click to discover all these fantastic offers... Read More

The Scotch Malt Whisky Society

View latest whisky news

Planning permission approved for Clynelish Distillery New Look visitor experience by Highland Council

Planning permission approved for Clynelish Distillery New Look visitor experience by Highland Council

A key milestone has been reached in the journey to transform the Clynelish Distillery visitor experience after Highland Council formally granted planning permission for the development today (Monday 17th June 2019). Read more

Glen Scotia unveils Limited Edition Rum Cask Finish to celebrate its Campbeltown Malts Festival programme

Glen Scotia Rum Cask Finish 2003

Glen Scotia has introduced a new Limited Edition Rum Cask Finish Single Malt to celebrate its Campbeltown Malts Festival programme. Read more

Exclusive Interview with Paul McDonagh owner of Bon Accord: Glasgow Whisky Bar

Paul McDonagh owner of Bon Accord

It’s a pub that I have been into many times in the past, even before my passion for whisky took over. So, when I got the opportunity to meet the owner of “Bon Accord”, Paul McDonagh, I jumped at the chance. Read more

Great Whiskies Website

Buy Whisky online go to Great Whiskies (Planet Whiskies sister website)

Planet Gin Website

To read all the Latest Gin News. please go to our sister website - www.planetgin.com

VisitScotland Interactive Whisky Guide

Visit Scotland Interactive Whisky Map

Found out about 105 whisky distilleries in Scotland's five whisky regions in this very exciting interactive whisky guide :: More information

Some Scottish Whisky Available to Buy Online

Royal Salute 38 Year Old - Stone of Destiny Blended Whisky
Royal Salute 38 Year Old - Stone of Destiny Blended Whisky ~ 40% ~ 70cl

Region: Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £899.99
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1970 (cask 2033) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1970 (cask 2033) Family Cask Winter 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 55.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £4,807.66
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 1767) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky
Glenfarclas 1956 (cask 1767) Family Cask Spring 2015 Release Single Malt Whisky ~ 43.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £4,995.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Bowmore 12 Year Old (1L) - 1980s Single Malt Whisky
Bowmore 12 Year Old (1L) - 1980s Single Malt Whisky ~ 43% ~ 100cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £500.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Tollafraick - Single Cask Edition Single Malt Whisky
The Glenlivet 16 Year Old Tollafraick - Single Cask Edition Single Malt Whisky ~ 57.2% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £414.11
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Springbank 15 Year Old 1991 - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid) Single Malt Whisky
Springbank 15 Year Old 1991 - Mission Gold (Murray McDavid) Single Malt Whisky ~ 53.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Campbeltown  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £353.49
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Carmaferg - Single Cask Edition Single Malt Whisky
The Glenlivet 18 Year Old Carmaferg - Single Cask Edition Single Malt Whisky ~ 54.2% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £343.57
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Royal Brackla 20 Year Old 1978 - Rare Malts Single Malt Whisky
Royal Brackla 20 Year Old 1978 - Rare Malts Single Malt Whisky ~ 59.8% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £495.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenfiddich 30 Year Old (Old Bottling) (without Presentation Tube) Single Malt Whisky
Glenfiddich 30 Year Old (Old Bottling) (without Presentation Tube) Single Malt Whisky ~ 40% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £595.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Longmorn 23 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
Longmorn 23 Year Old Single Malt Whisky ~ 48% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £410.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Planet Whiskies on Twitter