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Ardbeg is one of the most exciting scotch whisky distilleries going on account of the huge, bold and unique profile of their bottlings. Check out this blog category for the latest news, reviews and releases.

Behold! Six brilliantly old and rare Boutique-y whiskies are here!

‘Old’ and ‘rare’ are terms often bandied about with much abandon in whisky. Not here, folks. We’ve got six really rather marvellous, hard-to-find That Boutique-y Whisky Company gems that certainly live up to that billing, including a Macallan and not one but two Rosebanks!

We’re always on the look-out for unusual bottlings that max out deliciousness. And we love the people behind That Boutique-y Whisky Company because they are after the same: they sniff out incredible whiskies, independently bottle the best of the best, and then share them with the world. They are our kind of folk. And they’ve done it again. Say hello to six incredibly exciting brand-new bottlings: Rosebank 26 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company); Rosebank 28 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company); Ardbeg 27 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company); Highland Park 26 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company); Macallan 30 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company); and Springbank 22 Year Old (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)!

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Win a VIP trip to the Ardbeg Distillery

VIP trip to The Ardbeg Distillery
  • WIN the trip of a lifetime to Islay and Ardbeg Distillery!
  • Three winners and their lucky plus-ones will enjoy a distillery tour, tastings, an enhanced Ardbeg activity and an overnight stay with meals and more!
  • Everyone’s a winner – Ardbeg 10 Year Old is now just £34.95!
  • Award-winning Scotch whisky. Incredible food. Adventures on air, land and sea. A scenic Scottish island. All of this can be yours. “How is all this possible?” We hear you cry. Because we’re offering an incredible VIP 2 night stay for three human persons (and their +1s) at the Seaview Cottage at Ardbeg Distillery!

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    Raise a glass to delicious discounts on some of our favourite drinks!

    Fancy treating yourself to something tasty? Getting a head start on gathering those Christmas provisions? We have news. We’ve lopped a chunk off the price of some of our very favourite bottlings. Hurrah!

    It seems like #WhiskySanta’s jolliness has well and truly rubbed off on us all here at MoM Towers. We’re spreading good cheer to all of legal drinking age with these incredible deals on some of our most beloved bottlings!

    And why wouldn’t we? We love deliciousness and know you do too. It’s like a celebration of the most delectable drinks!
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    Ardbeg launch limited edition 22 Year Old whisky

    Brendan McCarron, head of maturing stock at the Glenmorangie Company, explains why you have to be a bit mad to enjoy Ardbeg new make, and gives us a preview of the new 22 Year Old limited edition, distilled when “the bulldozers were at the gates.”

    It might surprise you to learn that Brendan McCarron is not a fan of Ardbeg new make – “Scandinavian whisky fans say they love it but I’m not sure I believe them.” He came up with some unflattering comparisons such as “warm beer drunk out of a can”. But what the new make has is “potential”.

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    The Nightcap: 3 August

    Down tools, unplug the laptops and close those books, folks. It’s Friday, it’s the weekend and The Nightcap is here with your latest measure of boozy news!

    Helloooooo Friday! You’ve made it to the weekend. Well done, one and all. And, as has become custom here at MoM Towers, we have The Nightcap here for you – our handy distillation of the week’s biggest drinks stories in one easy-to-digestif post.

    But first, let’s recall the week that was over on the blog!

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    The inaugural MoM Fèis Ìle Awards are here!

    There were drams, live bands galore (often the same one), much merriment and more epic dogs than you could even try to count. Yes, folks – Fèis Ìle happened. And now, partly as an excuse to relive the best bits, partly to give mega kudos to the star performers, behold: we present the entirely-not-scientific-at-all, totally-subjective-in-every-way MoM Fèis Ìle Awards 2018!

    Well. We’ve just about sort-of recovered. Fèis Ìle 2018 was an absolute riot of whisky geekery, drams of much deliciousness, and of course, incredible, incredible people. We had a proper blast on Islay, and we’re still wading through the reams of content, video footage, and social posts from the week at the pinnacle of the whisky calendar.

    And as we reminisced all the action, debating heatedly at MoM HQ as to which tip-top tour was the most tremendous and which masterclass was most masterful, it suddenly became clear: The MoM Fèis Ìle Awards should be a thing!
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    Fèis Ìle 2018 Day Eight: Ardbeg

    Well, well, well… on the final day of Fèis Ìle 2018 we got swept away in a time warp, landing in late 1960s Ardbeg. And if the sixties were like this, they were indeed swinging…

    Welcome to 1960s Ardbeg! We were warned back in March that attending Ardbeg Day 2018 would result in serious time travel, but little could prepare us for the sixties extravaganza that awaited (did you see Mickey Heads’ attire? That medallion). From the second we rolled down the Ardbeg drive (no designated driver today, we’re partying on and picking up the wheels tomorrow!) to when we departed later, drams in hand, we were enveloped in the bright, bustling world of a 1960s village party, complete with flares galore, flowers painted or stuck on every available surface and the hits in abundance from the incredible live band.

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    We’re going to Fèis Ìle 2018!

    Drum roll please, folks… after too-long a hiatus we are packing our bags and heading to Fèis Ìle 2018!

    Good folks of whiskydom, we have news. After a four-year break (yes, and that parking, ahem, incident) we are returning to Islay for the dramming extravaganza that is Fèis Ìle. Team MoM is making final preparations for a voyage to the Islay Festival of Music and Malt! And we have many a treat in store for you whether you are likewise heading for the island or not…

    From this Saturday (26 May) to the following one (3 June) we will be busily heading to the official distillery days, plus a selection of rather marvellous additional locations to keep us on our toes. And… the freebies are back!
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    Ardbeg plans to double distilling capacity by 2019!

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    Welcome news for peat lovers: Islay-based single malt whisky producer Ardbeg is to double its production capacity with a brand spanking new still house and two additional stills.

    It’s all go at The Glenmorangie Company! Mere weeks after announcing expansion plans at its Highland distillery Glenmorangie, the firm has submitted a planning application for a multi-million-pound still house at Ardbeg Distillery.

    The “traditional-style” development will be constructed on a site formerly occupied by warehouses (they were demolished in 1980!), and will see a new wash still and spirit still bring the distillery’s total still count up to four. The existing still house will be repurposed to accommodate extra washbacks. Meanwhile the construction of a new boiler house, set a little further away from the main distillery building, is already underway.

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    Cask by cask: Ardbeg An Oa, deconstructed!

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    If you’re partial to an Islay dram, by now you’ll be familiar with Ardbeg An Oa – but how much do you know about its makeup? Brendan McCarron, head of maturing whisky stocks at The Glenmorangie Company, details how Ardbeg’s first permanent single malt release for almost 10 years came to be.

    “We wanted to make something that is [typically] Ardbeg, permanently available, sustainable, and different,” outlines Brendan McCarron, addressing a handful of journalists at an intimate lunch in London hotel Flemings Mayfair. The brief for what would eventually become Ardbeg An Oa was set three years ago, under the premise of expanding the distillery’s core range to four. The team wanted to create a dram that “stands next to Ardbeg 10; something that you can compare and contrast to”.

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