Ardbeg Supernova comes back for more

Why is it that Ardbeg news gets more of a reaction from people than other news from the whisky world?  I'm certainly guilty of this myself. When I hear about a new Macallan release, I usually don't even finish the little blurb I'm reading and chalk it up to another exciting scotch I may or … Continue reading Ardbeg Supernova comes back for more


Ardbeg 1990 Airigh Nam Beist – Review

Again with the marketing genius...a whisky named after the lurking place of some evil, nameless beast?  Strong, smokey spirit recalling a dark, foreboding grotto filled with a nameless dread? Sold!  Ring up the bottle, pour me a glass...I'm in. Ardbeg's 1990 Airigh Nam Beist has been aged for 16-18 years in old bourbon barrels and sadly, … Continue reading Ardbeg 1990 Airigh Nam Beist – Review

Nopa: Sherry, Supernova & Firelit Liqueur! – Review

NoPa is a neighborhood in San Francisco, its moniker standing for North of Panhandle, the Panhandle being a thin strip of  tree-lined park jutting eastward from beautiful Golden Gate Park. Nopa is also the name for neighborhood's best restaurant and cocktail gathering place. We've dined there several times and have always enjoyed the excellent California … Continue reading Nopa: Sherry, Supernova & Firelit Liqueur! – Review

Ardbeg & Graeme Obree

One more reason to love Ardbeg, as if I needed one... Scotsman Graeme Obree is one the most enigmatic cyclists to throw a leg over a bike.  He won multiple world championship titles on the track and set the World Hour Record, by some considered the purest record in the sport, twice...on bikes largely designed … Continue reading Ardbeg & Graeme Obree

Ardbeg Fans: A Tsunami-like Horde.

This quick report from Deadline Scotland on Ardbeg's Rollercoaster release day website troubles was kind of amusing.  A "horde of whisky fans"...somehow conjures up images of crazed, bearded, malt-lovers with faces painted blue hurling bottles of Clan MacGregor if they don't get the good stuff. Come to think of it...that sounds pretty accurate. Also, there's this article … Continue reading Ardbeg Fans: A Tsunami-like Horde.

Rollercoaster Release…

I was gonna make an amusement park pun, but then figured there's already too many whisky blogs, I don't need to make more bad puns at the same time.  Restraint, my boy, restraint. So, Ardbeg Rollercoaster was unleashed into the wild today.  Early reviews seem...positive, if less than blown away.  It's Ardbeg, I think everyone … Continue reading Rollercoaster Release…

Ardbeg Rollercoaster Since it now seems like every Ardbeg release is a major event (for good reason), count me in amongst the excited and most likely amongst the excited who probably won't be able to get a bottle.  The Rollercoaster apparently is a vatting of 10 differently aged casks from 1997 to 2006 and will be … Continue reading Ardbeg Rollercoaster

Ardbeg Corryvreckan – Review

Alright, I'll admit it, I'm a total sucker for any kind for nautical mystique, (hell, I have several books on the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald and other assorted Great Lakes shipwrecks).  I'm also a total sucker for good Norse/Celtic mystique so from the first moment I read about Ardbeg's Corryvreckan...I knew I had to … Continue reading Ardbeg Corryvreckan – Review