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 Google Plus
Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Subscribe to Planet Whiskies newsletter

* indicates required

Whisky Advent Calendar 2018

Whisky Advent Calendar 2018

See the full section of Whisky Advent Calanders available for December 2018 - Also available in Gin, Rum, Irish Whiskey, Bourbon, Vodka, Tequila, Cognac and a Douglas Laing special... Read More

Latest Whisky News

See all whisky press releases for 2018

Dublin Whiskey Bonding Tradition Is Honoured With New Red Spot Irish Whiskey Launch. 14th November 2018

Caol Ila Distillery visitor experience transformation plans submitted. 14th November 2018

Knappogue Castle Irish Whiskey Launches New Cask Finish Series. 13th November 2018

Finalists announced in the Spirit of Speyside Festival Whisky Awards 2019- Now public must vote for winners. 6th November 2018

Knock Their Socks Off With Membership To The World's Leading Whisky Club (SMWS): 1st November 2018

Isle of Arran Distillers launch exclusive small batch bottling: 31st October 2018

Open Champion Clarke Joins Loch Lomond Whiskies: 31st October 2018

Glencairn Named Official Whiskey Tasting Glass Provider To Distilled Spirits Council Of The United States: 29th October 2018

Read Planet Whiskies take on Redbreast 32-Year-Old Dream Cask Single Pot Cask Still Irish Whiskey. Find out about the history and tasting notes for this whiskey

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

Littlemill 25 Year Old - Private Cellar Edition 2015 Single Malt Whisky
Littlemill 25 Year Old - Private Cellar Edition 2015 Single Malt Whisky ~ 50.4% ~ 70cl

Region: Lowland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,995.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Seagrams V.O. Canadian Whisky - 1961 Blended Whisky
Seagrams V.O. Canadian Whisky - 1961 Blended Whisky ~ 43.4% ~ 75cl

Region: Canadian  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £378.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Bowmore 26 Year Old - The Vintners Trilogy Single Malt Whisky
Bowmore 26 Year Old - The Vintners Trilogy Single Malt Whisky ~ 48.7% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £349.31
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Haig Dimple 1l  - 1970s Blended Whisky
Haig Dimple 1l - 1970s Blended Whisky ~ 43% ~ 100cl

Region: Other Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £324.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


The Balvenie 40 Year Old Single Malt Whisky
The Balvenie 40 Year Old Single Malt Whisky ~ 48.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £3,293.40
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Bruichladdich 1986/30 - The Magnificent Seven Single Malt Whisky
Bruichladdich 1986/30 - The Magnificent Seven Single Malt Whisky ~ 44.6% ~ 70cl

Region: Islay  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £723.55
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Clynelish Select Reserve (2014 Special Release) Single Malt Whisky
Clynelish Select Reserve (2014 Special Release) Single Malt Whisky ~ 54.9% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £475.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Glenglassaugh 38 Year Old 1978 (cask 2343) - Rare Cask Release Batch 3 Single Malt Whisky
Glenglassaugh 38 Year Old 1978 (cask 2343) - Rare Cask Release Batch 3 Single Malt Whisky ~ 42.5% ~ 70cl

Region: Highland  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £1,150.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Bells Blended Scotch Whisky Decanter - 1970s Blended Whisky
Bells Blended Scotch Whisky Decanter - 1970s Blended Whisky ~ 40% ~ 75cl

Region: Other Scotch  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £480.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Black & White (2L) - 1960s Blended Whisky
Black & White (2L) - 1960s Blended Whisky ~ 40% ~ 200cl

Region: Speyside  ~  Type:   Scottish


Buy Now for £576.00
World-wide delivery available - Price Subject to Change


Planet Whiskies on Pinterest

Planet Whiskies on Twitter

Support us Google Plus