Ardbeg Blasda Details from Whisky Grotto

Whisky Grotto has news of the new Ardbeg Blasda expression coming Sept. 28 (though unavailable in the U.S.), and marketing efforts set to kick off soon:

Ardbeg themselves describes the new Blasda as follows:

When it comes to peat, you might say we are outstanding in this field, so we undertook an experiment: to tame our usual mighty peating level all the way down to just 8ppm in the bottle.

The mind bog-gling result is Blasda, which in Gaelic means ‘sweet and delicious’. Of course Ardbeg’s fruity, floral flavours are never overwhelmed by the peat, but here they are unmasked and allowed to shine.

The remarkable discovery is that even with all that peat removed, Blasda is still perfectly balanced. Who on earth would have thought it?

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~ by whisky1 on September 18, 2008.

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