Islay-based Ardbeg has created its first journey retail-exclusive whisky sequence, known as Ardbeg Smoketrails.
The vary has been designed to discover how completely different casks affect the signature Ardbeg whisky fashion.
The discharge from the brand new sequence is Ardbeg Smoketrails Manzanilla Version. It combines malt whisky matured in Ardbeg American oak casks, and Manzanilla Sherry casks from Sanlúcar de Barrameda in Spain.
Sitting at 46% ABV, the whisky will likely be accessible in choose airports around the globe and at ‘journey vacation spot’ the Ardbeg Distillery.
Dr Invoice Lumsden, head of distilling and whisky creation at Ardbeg, mentioned: “In Ardbeg Smoketrails Manzanilla Version, salty sea spray and deep, nutty notes mingle with pungent aromas of soot, darkish chocolate and brazil nuts.
“Clouds of pine and fennel fill the senses with notes of saddle cleaning soap and aniseed trailing gently behind. All I’ve to say to anyone who lays their fingers on a bottle is prepare for a smoky blast.”
To have a good time the launch, mum or dad firm Moët Hennessy has teamed up with Dufry and Heathrow Airport within the UK to create a pop-up in Terminal 5. It is going to run till 30 November.
Travellers are invited to take a ‘journey’ to find extra in regards to the new launch. They’ll have the selection between sampling cocktails or tasting the whisky neat, and pairing it with premium sea salt chocolate. Moreover, a choose few will obtain a collector bandana.
Colin Gordon, Ardbeg Distillery supervisor, mentioned: “For every Smoketrails launch we’ll pack our suitcase and zig zag throughout the globe in quest of new flavour adventures – on this case, to the Spanish coast for the best Manzanilla casks.
“With a novel batch code on this and future bottlings, we hope Ardbeggians will bounce on the probability to get their fingers on this delectable, collectable dram when they’re on their travels.”
Earlier this month, a bottle of Ardbeg whisky from 1974 sold for £35,000 (US$39,893) at auction, setting a report value for a single bottle from the Islay distillery.
In August, the Scotch whisky model partnered with three artists to create its first sci-fi graphic novel.