Ardbeg Arrrrrrrdbeg Committee Release Scotch Whisky
After 13 years at the helm, our legendary Distillery Manager, Mickey Heads has set sail for horizons new. The captain of the good ship Ardbeg Arrrrrrrdbeg Committee Release has retired. Mickey’s leaving has been hard to fathom for all of the crew, but to commemorate the skipper and his service, we’ve created an extra-special bottle of grog – a treasure fit for the saltiest of seadogs. So to Mickey we say, `yo-ho-ho and a bottle of Arrrrrrrdbeg!’ as we raise a toast and wish him good luck and Godspeed!
Wholly matured in ex-rye casks, gunpowder, smoked banana and pear drift into vanilla and rye on the nose. A spicy mouthfeel hoists up and ignites a blunderbuss of fruity flavours. Exclusively available to members of the Ardbeg Committee from 1 February, Arrrrrrrdbeg! is the distillery’s first whisky matured solely in ex-rye casks.An armada of aniseed is tailed by smoked toffee and a distant hint of sourdough biscuits. The long finish lingers, with gentle smoke listing on the palate.
Ardbeg Arrrrrrrdbeg Committee Release (with seven ‘r’s) was made available to members of the distillery’s committee in late 2020 it has been created to commemorate a key event in Ardbeg’s history. After 13 years at the helm, the legendary Distillery Manager and Committee Chairman, Mickey Heads, is departing. It’s been matured in ex-rye casks, which provides an appropriately intense lift to one of the smokiest of Islay scotches.
After 13 years at the helm, our legendary Distillery Manager & Committee Chairman is retiring. Mickey’s leaving has been hard to fathom for all of the crew, but to commemorate all his service, we have created an extra-special bottle – a treasure fit for the saltiest of seadogs.