Held at Yes Please at the Palace, the Philippines joined the rest of the world for the first time in commemoration of Ardbeg Day and launched the maiden Ardbeg Committee in the Philippines through a private tasting of Ardbeg’s key expressions: Ardbeg 10, Uigeadail and Corryvreckan.
Together with Ardbeg’s brand ambassador, Hamish Torie from the distillery’s Whisky Creation Team, the event featured a VR experience highlighting the three key expressions and the Ardbeg distillery. Good cheer was abundant with the plethora of guests who were more than ready to revel in the occasion. Ardbeg was served aplenty together with cuisine inspired by the whisky’s home. In an immersive set-up, Ardbeg indeed brought to life the Untamed Spirit of Islay experience to Manila.
Ardbeg’s expressions also took the top three spots in Whisky Advocate magazine’s review of the best single malt Scotch whiskies under US$100. This year, both Ardbeg Corryvreckan and Ardbeg Uigeadail have been awarded double gold medals at the 2017 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. The World Whiskies Awards also awarded Ardbeg Corryvreckan “Best Islay Single Malt”. Truly, its titles were given several toasts last Ardbeg Day.
Definitely, the first Philippine leg of Ardbeg Day was of immense success. A beautiful evening of deep sea storytelling, in-depth whisky tastings and all things Ardbeg – and it won’t be the last. Look forward to more exciting events and revelry only from the Ultimate Islay Single Malt Whisky, Ardbeg.