This week, Ardbeg unveiled its first single malt with an age statement since the original debut of the 10-year-old edition many years ago. The Ardbeg 21 will be available in limited amounts starting October 1. We’ll get the back story behind this whisky from Dr. Bill Lumsden on WhiskyCast In-Depth, along with tasting notes for it as well. There’s plenty of news out of Bourbon Country during Kentucky Bourbon Festival week, including the start of production at the first new distillery to open in Bardstown since 2012 as the Bardstown Bourbon Company fired up its stills. We’ll have the details on that, along with an update on Luxco’s new Bardstown distillery slated to open late next year and the reason why Wild Turkey’s Jimmy Russell needs to clear some more space on the shelf for another award!
Links: Ardbeg | Kentucky Bourbon Festival | Kentucky Bourbon Hall of Fame | Bardstown Bourbon Company | Lux Row Distillers | Wilderness Trace Distillery | Jim Beam | High West | Ian Macleod Distillers | Scotch Whisky Association | Chivas Brothers | Classic Malts | Johnnie Walker | Nikka | Hunter Laing & Co. | Preiss Imports | Heaven Hill
Editor’s note: There is an error in this episode that we’d like to correct. We referred to the Bardstown Bourbon Company as the first distillery to open in Bardstown, Kentucky since the 1996 Heaven Hill fire. Willett Distillery began distilling in 2012, and we regret the error.