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Ardbeg Night - Australia

SMUGGLING IS IN THE BLOOD

“[Ardbeg] was established in the year 1815, but long previous to that date it was a noted haunt of smugglers. For many years the [excise men] had been searching for this nest of illicit traffickers without success… At length the [cove] where they carried their nefarious practices was discovered…”

- Alfred Barnard, The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom, 1887

Fourteen years before John McDougall founded the Ardbeg Distillery, it is said that his own uncles, Alexander and Allan, were apprehended on charges of distilling whisky without a license – though the precise location of their clandestine activities remains a mystery to this day.

Less of a mystery is why John, having sampled his uncles’ whisky, decided to establish his own, legal distillery at the rocky cove where Ardbeg sits today. Thus, from a dark past, comes the greatest legend of all…

DAY BECOMES NIGHT

Inspired by our turbulent and murky past, we’ve decided to plunge Ardbeg Day 2016 into darkness and celebrate Ardbeg NIGHT.

Ardbeg enthusiasts across the country will come together to celebrate the Ultimate Islay Single Malt and – only once the excise man has turned a blind eye – slip quietly into the shadows to hear dark stories of smuggling on Islay while enjoying Ardbeg Dark Cove, our Limited Edition Ardbeg Night release, matured in a heart of rare dark sherry casks and bottled at 46.5% ABV.

ARDBEG NIGHT AUSTRALIA IS IN 13 LOCATIONS

WORLD OF WHISKY

Address
Shop G12,
Cosmopolitan Centre,
2 Knox St,
Double Bay,
NSW 2028

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
Day becomes night in Double Bay with illicit tastings, smugglers games and an ebony food menu to match.

COMMITTEE OFFER
When you purchase Ardbeg at World of Whisky during May you go into the draw to win tickets to Ardbeg Day Major event in Sydney.
Terms & Conditions apply.

Event Date: 28th May
Event Time: 12pm – 4pm

Tel.: +61 2 9363 4212
Website http://www.worldofwhisky.com.au

WHISKY ROOM

Address
470 Crown St,
Surry Hills,
NSW 2010

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
Tucked away out the back of The Clock Hotel, Surry Hills lies the quintessential Whisky Bar for connoisseurs and interested new comers alike. Feast your eyes and taste buds on the wide array of products from across many regions, from many countries - our range will fill your Whisky lust.

Adorned with wonderful cocktails, tantalising boiler makers, and knowledgeable service, the Whisky Room at the Clock Hotel is the place for a few drams, good times, and an Ardbeg or two - of course.

Event Date: 28th May
Event Time: 5pm

Tel.: (02) 9331 5333
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/clockhotel/
Instagram @ClockHotel
Website http://clockhotel.com.au/s/whisky-room

COBBLER

Address
7 Browning Street,
West End,
Brisbane,
QLD 4101

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
A month long celebration of Ardbeg across May – culminating in Ardbeg Night, 28th May.
6pm – 8pm – Secret Ardbeg Night event for all lovers of Ardbeg (don’t forget the codeword)

Cobbler will be celebrating Ardbeg Night in style with a secret event from 6pm.
Every Ardbeg dram or cocktail through May comes with the codeword … but don’t tell anyone!
Grab a lantern, make sure the coast is clear, and head for the Dark Cove…

COMMITTEE OFFER
*Ardbeg cocktails throughout May – Grab one – to get the codeword to Ardbeg Night…
* Ardbeg Whisky Night – Tuesday 10th May
* Welcome drink + 4 expressions of Ardbeg with 5 different matched plates
* Ardbeg Night and reveal of Ardbeg Dark Cove – 28th May from 6pm.

Event Date: 28th May
Event Time: 6pm – 8pm

Facebook www.facebook.com/cobblerwestend
Instagram @cobblerwestend
Website www.cobblerbar.com

CLEVER LITTLE TAILOR

Address
19 Peel St,
Adelaide,
SA 5000

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
Join the team at Clever Little Tailor as we pay homage to the smugglers and the whisky that is the Dark Cove.

Event Date: May 28th
Event Time: 6pm to begin the smuggle

Tel.: 0407 111 857
Website www.cleverlittletailor.com.au

WHISKY & ALEMENT

Address
270 Russell St,
Melbourne,
VIC 3000

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
General Public Tasting - come and experience the Ardbeg Dark cove in the cover of darkness in Whisky & Alement's Dark Cove.

Event Date: 28th May
Event Time: 6pm

Tel.: +61 3 9654 1284
Website www.whiskyandale.com.au

THE KILBURN

Address
348 Burwood Road,
Hawthorn,
VIC 3122

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
Enter the Ardbeg Dark Cove at the Kilburn and experience the new Ardbeg Day release - Pre-order your bottle now and come in for a free dram and an Ardbeg cocktail when you collect it on Ardbeg Day.

Event Date: 28th May
Event Time: Sunset

HELVETICA

Address
Rear 101,
St Georges Terrace,
Perth,
WA 6000

Event Date: 28th May
Event Time: 6:30pm

Tel.: +61 401 960 153
Website www.helveticabar.com.au

STITCH BAR

Address
61 York St,
Sydney,
NSW 2000

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
Not fans of doing things by half measure, Stitch are planning month long celebration in the lead up to Ardbeg day. If you manage your smuggle your way underground, you are in for a treat with;

- speciality cocktails throughout May celebrating all things dark.
- the chance to win two of the hottest tickets in whisky for the official Ardbeg Night Party 2016.
- drams of rare and elusive Ardbeg bottlings.
- ‘Ardburgers' decked out with Ardbeg BBQ sauce.
and if you ask nice enough you can have a crack at the Haar.

ARDBEG NIGHT?
Rounding out the month of Ardbeg, Stitch will host the unveiling of the latest edition; ‘Dark Cove’, on the 28th from 4pm for committee members. The night will also play host to the brilliance that is Ardbeg BBQ sauce and a few added surprises - think night vision goggles.

Celebrate Ardbeg Night at Stitch and sample the much anticipate, Dark Cove, before its market release.

Event Date: 28th May 
Event Time: 4pm

Tel.: (02) 9279 0380
Facebook www.facebook.com/StitchBarSydney
Instagram @StitchBar
Website www.stitchbar.com

LEURA CELLARS

Address
169 Leura Mall,
Leura,
Blue Mountains,
NSW 2780  

WHAT IS HAPPENING HERE?
Far from the rocky shores and illicit smugglers hideaways - Leura Cellars in the Blue Mountains will be serving tastes of Dark Cove and small bites whilst playing smugglers board games for prizes under dim rustic lamplight.

Event Date: 28th May
Event Time: 12pm – 8pm

Website www.leuracellars.com.au

THE GRESHAM

Address
308 Queens Street,
Brisbane,
Australia,
QLD 4000

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
The Gresham will be celebrating Ardbeg Day, under the cover of Night.
There will be a secret event for Brisbane AMWS, SMWS, DramFull members from 4pm – 6pm.
Will we go further into the Cove from 6pm with the arrival of something truly special… only if the coast is clear…

COMMITTEE OFFER
*Ardbeg cocktails throughout May-
Grab one – to get the correct codeword to Ardbeg Night…
* Ardbeg Appreciation Night – Tuesday 31st May with Ardbeg Whisky Specialist from 7pm. 
* Welcome drink + 4 expressions of Ardbeg – with a couple of surprises…
* Ardbeg Night - Saturday 28th May from 4pm (committee & whisky societies) / 6pm (general public)

Event Date: 28th May
Event Time: 4pm to 6pm – Secret event for Ardbeg Committee Members, Brisbane AMWS,
                   SMWS, DramFull members
                   6pm – 8pm – Secret event for all Ardbeg lover

Facebook www.facebook.com/thegreshambar
Instagram @thegresham
Website www.thegresham.com.au

WHISKY & ALEMENT

Address
270 Russell Street,
Melbourne,
VIC 3000

COMMITTEE OFFER
Committee members get a chance to test their skills guess which Ardbeg expressions they are tasting in a blind tasting event. Winner to take home a bottle of Ardbeg Dark Cove.

Event Date: 28th May
Event Time: 4pm – 5:30pm

Tel.: +61 3 9654 1284
Website www.whiskyandale.com.au

1806

Address
169 Exhibition St,
Melbourne,
VIC 3000

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
Come and learn about the history of illicit distilling and smuggling around Ardbeg and Islay - cocktail on arrival plus some sampling of the Ardbeg Dark cove, followed by a chance to win your own bottle of Ardbeg Dark Cove.

Event Date: 28th May
Event Time: 6pm

Tel.: +61 3 96637722
Website www.1806.com.au

CARWYN CELLARS

Address
877 High St,
Thornbury,
VIC 3071

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
Come and be among the first to taste Ardbeg Dark Cove - experience the whisky and it's illicit distilling heritage with a smugglers theme. There will also be a chance to win a bottle of your own and some great offers on experiencing the rest of the Ardbeg range.

Event Date: 28th May
Event Time: 7pm

Tel.: +61 3 9484 1820
Website www.carwyncellars.com

Australia

OUR NEW BOTTLING

Take this whisky and hide it well. For its heart has been matured in DARK SHERRY CASKS, imparting waves of treacle toffee, coal tar, squid ink, noodles and toasted coffee grounds. Inspired by our turbulent past, this whisky is a clandestine meeting of Ardbeg matured in ex-bourbon casks and a heart matured in dark sherry casks. The darkest Ardbeg ever.

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