Ardbeg Grooves

Ardbeg Grooves is Ardbeg’s 2018 Ardbeg Day limited edition bottling released during the Islay Festival. For this bottling the whisky was matured in ex-wine casks that were charred to the point where there were grooves in the surface of the wood. Not sure if that is what initially inspired the name, but it could also…

Ardbeg: Distillery Tour

The first distillery we visited and toured while in Islay was Ardbeg. Out of all the distilleries in Islay, Ardbeg whisky is the peatiest. Their peat is peated to 50ppm (parts per million) and is sourced from Port Ellen. If you don’t like peat, then you will most certainly not like Ardbeg, but that shouldn’t…

Traveling Through Scotland

It’s been a while since I last posted but it’s been due to my boyfriend and I traveling around Scotland. Now today’s post is to highlight what we did and how we did it. Subsequent posts to follow throughout the next few weeks will provide full details on each of our distillery visits. We began…

Ardbeg Kelpie

Yes, I’ve not posted in a while, but it’s summer and with the warm weather I’ve not been drinking as much whisky as I’d like. We did however add a new whisky to our collection that I must share my thoughts on it, and that is, Ardbeg’s Kelpie. Initially I thought the name was just…

Ardbeg Corryvreckan

I was under the impression that my last post was a month ago but I realize that it’s been way longer than that. Sorry for the delay, it’s been a busy two months but I am back! For today’s post I am going back to one of my favorite brands, Ardbeg. Ardbeg’s Corryvreckan (named after…

Ardbeg Uigeadail

My apologies for the late post!! My Monday was absolutely hectic after the Thanksgiving break so I am making up for it today with my post. Although it was wonderful to be with family and eat all that great food, I have to say that my absolute favorite moments of the whole holiday break were,…

Finding Ardbog

I know it’s been nearly 4 weeks since my last post. I took a little hiatus from writing but am back and wanted to share with everyone an absolutely amazing find I stumbled across during the 4th of July weekend. I first wrote about Ardbog by Ardbeg back in November of last year http://wp.me/p3Zt2k-1t. Although…

Age-Statement and No-Age-Statement (NAS)

A majority of whisky drinkers will tell you they know what no-age-statement (NAS) whiskies are and will probably also tell you exactly how they feel about it. It is a subject that has certainly sparked debate within the whisky community. NAS whisky is not something new; however it is a process that has become widely…

Ardbog (From Ardbeg)

NOTE: First and foremost, thank you to all those soldiers and sailors (past and present) in the armed forces who dedicate their lives to protecting their countries. Cheers and Happy Veterans Day! A little over a week ago my boyfriend and I went out to The Last Hurrah here in Boston.  It’s a spot we…

Ardbeg 10 year old

Let me start by saying that Ardbeg is one of my very favorite Single malt Scotch whiskies. The first time I tried Ardbeg I was in San Diego about 2 years ago attending a friend’s wedding. While out at a whisky bar I wanted to try something smoky and different, so the bartender suggested Ardbeg….

Chill-Filtration

If you’ve ever picked up a bottle of whisky that read non chill-filtered and didn’t know what it was, no worries my post today will hopefully help explain it. As I am far from a technical person, I wanted to provide a simple, quick, non-technical explanation everyone could understand, if they didn’t know already. For…