Ardbeg Blaaack is a single malt Scotch whisky and this bottle is the 2020 Ardbeg Committee release. The whisky is matured in Pinot Noir casks, coming from New Zealand. Blaaack is bottled at 46% ABV in a black bottle. The price is $140.
This is the first time for Arbeg to use Pinot Noir casks. “The country that lies the furthest distance from Islay – New Zealand,”that other remote island nation where sheep have been known to outnumber the locals by 7:1.” The theme of the whisky is thus something that celebrates the Committee’s “black sheep members – known for their peaty passion and maverick attitude.” said Mickey Heads, Distillery manager & chairman of the Ardbeg committee.
“For 20 years they’ve been proudly demonstrating their black-sheep behavior. Ardbeg Blaaack is the best possible way to pay tribute to our tearaway fans who, like us, are shorn to be wild!” “Ardbeg Blaaack knits together velvety summer fruit pudding and bitter cherry, with a deeper edge of soot and Ardbeg’s hallmark smoke,” added Dr Bill Lumsden, Ardbeg Director of Whisky Creation. “It’s the perfect dram for toasting our legendary Committee.”