Saying Ardbeg’s First Non-Purified Whisky, Heavy Vapours – The Luxurious Editor

The newest restricted version single malt scotch whisky from Ardbeg marks a brand new departure for the distillery; created and not using a air purifier, the whisky is an thrilling new heady and distinct mix, that’s unmistakably Ardbeg. 

An Experiment

Whereas the purification course of brings the stability of utmost peat and floral fruitiness, Heavy Vapours eschews this, in favour of pungent earthiness, wealthy darkish chocolate, spicy aniseed and cinnamon, and a vibrant pop of peppermint. Heavy Vapours is the final word experimental Islay single malt scotch whisky matured in basic Ardbeg casks. It was a artistic experiment by the model’s Director of Whisky, Dr Invoice Lumsden. By permitting these untamed vapours to stand up the nonetheless in the course of the distillation course of, darker flavours and notes might rise with a cloud of disturbing ashy coal mud and a casting haze of cardamom, eucalyptus and occasional grits. As soon as captured, matured and bottled, these intense flavours linger deliciously. 

Ardbeg Day

Every year a celebration takes place, paying homage to Ardbeg. This occurs yearly, yearly on the final Saturday of Islay’s Competition of Music and Malt, Fèis Ìle. On Saturday 3 June this yr, the distillery threw a celebration, which included a Detective Noir themed celebration of Planet Ardbeg in London. On this, visitors have been playfully thrown into another universe, impressed by the comedian ebook style and given the duty of discovering the misplaced air purifier. The discharge of this experimental restricted version whisky coincided with 2023’s celebrations, the right technique to launch a ground-breaking new bottling. 

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Planet Ardbeg

The brand new smoky and earthy whisky runs in tandem with the launch of Ardbeg’s graphic novel universe, Planet Ardbeg. Heavy Vapours’ non-standard distillation course of and various flavour has been dropped at life within the accompanying graphic novel created by celebrated comedian artist and illustrator Dilraj Mann. Now whisky lovers can immerse within the theme of Planet Ardbeg, being transported into Ardbeg’s mystical, graphic novel universe. Uncover the mysteries behind this newest restricted version launch as you comply with Agent 46, a plucky interplanetary detective on a quest to seek out the lacking air purifier and restore Ardbeg’s signature stability.  

The 46% ABV restricted version whisky is now accessible to buy from numerous whisky specialists together with The Whisky Trade and Grasp of Malt for RRP £120. For members of the Ardbeg committee, an unique has been bottled non-chill-filtered at 50.2% ABV, RRP £120. To buy this restricted version whisky, you possibly can register freed from cost, and discover out extra about Planet Ardbeg, at


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