iLaddie Whisky Nerd

Nerd Style Whisky Knowledge, Est. 2015



Ardbeg 10 at -18C / -0.4F

What happens to Ardbeg 10 yo when you put it in the fridge?  Screw the ice cubes! Screw the "not done!". I'm going nerdstyle and finding out!  Why?  To quote Adam Hannett:"Why not!". So I took a sample bottle and... Continue Reading →


Islay Trip: day two: Ardbeg Tour (part three)

The next part of the "deconstructing the dram" tour is a warehouse tasting. Four samples of whisky are set out next to the three main drams of Ardbeg. The 10yo, uigeadail and corryvreckan.The samples are all the cask strength versions of the... Continue Reading →

Islay Trip: day two: Ardbeg Tour (part two)

Tour Ticket Describing how a tour at Ardbeg is is like asking "what's that rollercoaster like"? The coaster is always there and there are some variations between the days and who operates the ride. Like a rollercoaster making whisky is... Continue Reading →

Islay Trip: day two: Ardbeg Tour (part one)

The drive from Lagavulin to Ardbeg is a short one. You could walk it, or take the bicycle. Parking on the most excellent car park I have seen yet on Islay puts you right next to the distillery. Where the... Continue Reading →

Islay Trip: day two: Lagavulin

We only did a short visit to Lagavulin Distillery. When we went from Laphroaig towards Ardbeg I was under the assumption that we would not have the time for a tour. We had not booked on either, but we popped... Continue Reading →

Ardbeg to release "Twenty One"

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