Ardbeg Day 2018


Ardbeg Day 2018
Ardbeg Day returns to New Zealand for it's seventh year on June 2nd. Whisky connoisseurs are invited to gather at Ardbeg Embassies across the globe to raise a dram on Ardbeg Day to honour all things whisky, and sample this year’s celebratory Limited Edition, Ardbeg Grooves.

Each year, Ardbeg Day marks the end of Islay’s Festival of Music and Malt, with a global celebration of Ardbeg whisky. Eagerly anticipated by Ardbeggians and smoky malt whisky enthusiasts all over the world, Ardbeg Day for 2018 will take them back in time for a celebration of all things ‘Peat & Love’.

This Ardbeg Day, which falls on Saturday, 2nd June 2018, the Islay distillery will be rolling back the years to the Ardbeg Village of the late 1960s. In celebration, New Zealander’s will be among the first in the world to unveil Ardbeg’s 2018 special Limited Edition bottling at the four New Zealand Ardbeg Embassies in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

Inspired by the alternative lifestyle and unorthodox spirit of a previous generation, Ardbeg will release this year’s celebratory Limited Edition, Ardbeg Grooves. This bottling has been matured in ex-wine casks which have been intensely charred form heavy grooves in the surface of the wood. The result is a whisky aromatic with smoked spices, distant bonfires and chilli-seasoned meats.
Meanwhile, all across the world, Committee Members and lovers of smoky malt will be invited to don their flares, channel some ‘flower power’ and celebrate their passion for the peaty whisky they “dig” above all others.

When: Saturday 2nd June
Where: Four New Zealand Ardbeg Embassies in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch


– House of Whiskey, 38 Courthouse Lane, Auckland Central, 1010 – 11am – 5pm


– Regional Wines, Beers & Spirits, 15 Ellice Street, Mt Victoria, Wellington, 6001 – 10am– 3pm


– Whisky Galore, 834 Colombo Street, Christchurch Central, 8013 – 10.30am until close 


– The Jefferson, 7 Fort Lane, Auckland, 1010 – 12am until close and then again from 4pm



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