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ARDBEG, 'BLAAACK' 20TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE RELEASE, SINGLE MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Each year, diehard whisky fans and collectors wait anxiously for the unveiling of the coveted Ardbeg Committee Release...and the lucky few will actually get their hands on a bottle or two. The expectations for these releases are sky high, but the distillery always delivers; in the past 10 years, six different Ardbeg expressions have won prestigious titles including ‘World Whisky of the Year,’ ‘Scotch Whisky of the Year,’ and ‘World’s Best Single Malt.’ In characteristic Ardbeg don’t-take-yourself-too-seriously fashion, this year’s Committee Release has been dubbed ‘Blaaack’: “inspired by the wandering flock of Ardbeg fans, our whisky creators have travelled to the furthest possible point from Islay to source casks for this year’s whisky. To New Zealand. That other remote farming island where sheep have also been known to outnumber people by 7:1. Hence in 2020, Ardbeg will celebrate the theme of ‘Black Sheep,’ because we like to think of ourselves as a little bit different too” (Ardbeg Distillery). The ultra-rare, high-proof Committee Releases have become famous for barely having time to hit the shelves before they’ve disappeared, so we feel fortunate to have secured some of this highly sought-after limited edition for our Concierge customers!
This year marks the 20th Anniversary of the foundation of the Ardbeg Committee, a group of dedicated, self-proclaimed Ardbeg ambassadors found throughout the world. This year’s dram matured in New Zealand Pinot Noir wine casks (a first time for the distillery), and has been bottled non-chill filtered at a blockbuster 50.7% ABV. Ardbeg Master Distiller Dr. Bill Lumsden remains in a class all his own for his ability to craft intensely and unapologetically peaty, bold whisky that remains multidimensional. ‘Blaaack’ looks to be yet another legend in the making: flavors of velvety baked fruit, almond, bitter cherry, dark chocolate, and Ardbeg’s hallmark smoke combine seamlessly on the palate. Today, Ardbeg ranks second out of all Scotch distilleries on the ‘Rare Whisky 101’ collectors index and the yearly Committee Releases remain the most limited and anticipated of all. Whisky collectors, act now to secure your bottles before we sell out!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Summer 2020. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in IL, LA, NC, NY, TN, VA, WI, and limited stores in GA. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Thursday, March 12, 2020.