Today, legendary whisky makers Ardbeg revealed the full design as well as the key facts of their annual special bottling 2017. Named Kelpie after a breed of hard-to-catch water spirits from Scottish mythology, the new Ardbeg pays homage to the deep sea surrounding the isle on which the distillery lies. The smoky liquid is partly matured in so-called Virgin Black Sea oak casks, which originate from the Adyghe Republic in the Southwest of Russia.
The regular version of the Ardbeg Kelpie is bottled with an ABV of 46 per cent. It will go on sale on Ardbeg Day (June 3, 2017) for a recommended retail price of GBP 98.00. Earlier, on March 16 to be precise, members of the Ardbeg Committee can already try their luck on scoring one of the strictly limited fan club releases in cask strength directly from the distillery’s website. Last year, the respective special edition of the Ardbeg Dark Cove sold out in next to no time. So getting hold of an Ardbeg Kelpie Committee Release might be almost as tough as capturing an actual kelpie. With this in mind: Happy hunting, fellow Ardbeggians!
Ardbeg website: https://www.ardbeg.com/