Ardbeg launches Ardbog

The next limited edition of Ardbeg is to be called Ardbog. The 52.1%abv whisky's name is inspired by the peat bogs of Islay.

Dr Bill Lumsden, director of distillation and whisky creation said: "The overall combination of effects in Ardbog truly conjures up the impression of ancient, primeval, salty peat bogs, but reassuringly this is combined with some classic, intense Ardbeg notes of leather, toffee and smoke."

Ardbog was matured for ten years in traditional American oak ex-bourbon barrels and ex-Spanish Manzanilla sherry butts, giving the whisky a "distinctively salty texture".

 Dr Lumsden added: "Every year we try to come up with something interesting and enticing for our Ardbeg fans, and we have for years laid down a range of experiments which may or may not see the light of day! Ardbog is one such experiment."

Ardbog follows 2012's limited edition Ardbeg Galileo, which was named the ‘World’s Best Single Malt’ at the World Whiskies Awards 2013.

Ardbog is non-chill filtered and will retail for £79.99.  'Ardbog Day' will be celebrated at the distillery on Saturday June 1 and at participating Ardbeg Embassies around the world.