Tuesday, April 05, 2022


The Ardbeg Distillery, has today announced the launch of a new punk-themed limited-edition bottling, ahead of its annual day of celebrations (Ardbeg Day) on June 4th.

Ardbeg Ardcore (46% ABV) is a non-age-stated single malt Scotch whisky, and the first expression from the Islay based distillery to be produced using roasted black malt.

Ardbeg Ardcore

This latest release, which was inspired by the devil-may-care attitude of Ardbeg’s fans, is said to deliver notes of marmite, burnt toast, chicory charcoal and infused coffee grounds on the nose, followed by notes of cocoa powder, dark chocolate, peanut brittle toffee and smoked lime on the palate.

Held annually on the final Saturday of Islay’s Festival of Music and Malt (Fèis Ìle), Ardbeg Day is a global celebration of all things Ardbeg. This year festivities are set to take place at the distillery, online and at local events around the world.

Commenting on the launch, Dr Bill Lumsden, Ardbeg’s Head of Distilling and Whisky Creation, said: “Ardcore is a dram that wears its heart on its sleeve – its black heart! Created with roasted black malt, burnt to hair-raising levels, this spirit is all about substance. Notes of charcoal and sweet smoke make for an in-your-face nose, while potent notes of aniseed and dark chocolate stamp this bottle out as one fit only for the most Ardcore of fans.”

Ardbeg Ardcore, will be available from May 17th, from Ardbeg Embassies, whisky specialists, online retailers and from the Distillery Visitor Centre, for a RRP of £100.00.

Posted by Steve Rush