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Ardbeg Night - Canada

AN ISLAND OF SMUGGLERS AND ROGUES

The first mention of whisky in Scotland was 1494, but the first licensed distilleries weren’t opened until the early 1800’s, leaving 400 years of smuggling and distilling, something long practiced at Ardbeg.

“For many years the [exciseman] had been searching for this nest of illicit traffickers without success; most of the band were known by sight, and endeavours had long been made to catch them when out in their boats. At length the [cove] where they carried on their nefarious practices was discovered, but the band was too strong for an open attack…”

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

Ardbeg is still smuggled today, but into suitcases heading out of Islay by committee members, and into parties lacking in decent whisky.

On 28th May 2016, day becomes night as the world celebrates the dark spirit of Ardbeg. We will hear dark tales of daring deeds and narrow escapes, smuggling and subterfuge, that once took place on the rocky cove where Ardbeg stands today. We’ll be sampling Dark Cove, and reliving Ardbeg’s murky past over a night with old friends and new; but Canada has over 3000 committee members, so book your place as soon as possible.

SHEDDING LIGHT ON YOUR LOCAL ARDBEG NIGHT EVENT

LE TOUR DE LÉVIS

Address
Le Tour de Levis, Ile St Helene
(accessible via Metro stop Jean-Drapeau)
Montréal,
QC

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
In Montreal the contrabandiers will be in hiding on Ile St Helene at le Tour de Lévis

Event Time: 7pm – 11pm
RSVP: rbaldris@chartonhobbs.com

PRLR

Address
124 10 Street NW,
Calgary,
Alberta,
T2N 1V3

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
In Calgary the exciseman won’t be invited to the festivities at PRLR on 10 St NW.

Event Time: 7pm – 11pm
RSVP: ardbegdayAB@gmail.com

THE SHEBEEN

Address
212 Carrall St,
Vancouver,
BC V6B 2J2,
Canada

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
In Vancouver, smugglers and brigands will gather a day late to sample their ill-gotten gains at The Shebeen on Carrall St. 

Event Date: 29th May
Event Time: 9pm – 1am
RSVP: ardbegdayBC@gmail.com

PRESSGANG

Address
5218 Prince Street,
Halifax,
NS

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
In Halifax they’ll be hauling ashore at the PressGang on Prince St, starting early to keep the night for moving barrels. 

Event Time: 1pm – 4pm
RSVP: thepressgang@eastlink.ca

THE CALEDONIAN

Address
856 College St,
Toronto

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
In Toronto, old seadogs will be gathering to share their uisge beatha at The Caledonian on College St.

Event Time: 9pm
RSVP: info@thecaledonian.ca

CHVRCH OF JOHN

Address
10260 - 103 Street,
Edmonton,
Alberta,
T5J0Y8

WHAT'S HAPPENING HERE?
In Edmonton they’ll be seeking sanctuary from the law in the Chvrch of John on 103 St NW. 

Event Time: 7pm – 10pm
RSVP: ardbegdayAB@gmail.com

Canada

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.