Product Launch - Moet Hennessy's Ardbeg Kildalton
Moet Hennessy's Ardbeg Kildalton
Moet Hennessy's Ardbeg Kildalton
Category - Spirits, whisky, Scotch, Islay, single malt, 46% abv
Available - From this Autumn
Location - UK and selected European markets, online and at Ardbeg distillery
Price - RSP of GBP120 per bottle, plus post and packing
Distribution - Moet Hennessy
Moet Hennessy has launched a limited edition Ardbeg Scotch whisky extension to raise funds for a charity project in the north Highlands of Scotland. Ardbeg Kildalton comprises liquid sourced from a range of different ages and styles of Ardbeg that has been matured in ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks.
The company declined to detail how many units would be released.
Funds from the sale of Kildalton, which is named after the Kildalton Cross on Islay, will be given to a community-based initiative in Port Ellen on the island.
The new extension joins the latest iteration of Ardbeg's Supernova, which was released in August.
The Glenmorangie Co is delighted to announce a new partnership with the North Highland Initiative (NHI). Inspired by HRH The Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, the NHI is a charity that supports fragile, rural communities across the North Highlands.
This new partnership will bring together Ardbeg Distillery and the NHI to work with community organisations in Port Ellen, Isle of Islay.
To help raise funds for this community-based initiative, Ardbeg Distillery is introducing a prestigious limited edition whisky, Ardbeg Kildalton, to go on sale immediately at the Ardbeg Distillery.
Ardbeg Kildalton takes its name from the nearby Kildalton Cross; at 1200 years old it is an icon of Islay and Scotland and stands six miles along the coast from the Distillery. Kildalton and Oa is also the name of the ancient parish that includes the Distillery and Port Ellen.
With more than 20,000 visitors per year and a passionate following in the Ardbeg Committee, the Distillery plans to involve as many people as possible in the fundraising effort for the Kildalton Project.
Tom Campbell, CEO of The North Highland Initiative, will head the project team working closely with the South Islay Development board. Funds raised from the launch of Ardbeg Kildalton will contribute to the project’s development. The Kildalton Project Team will also begin a fundraising campaign to attract other supporters.
David Whiteford, Chair of The North Highland Initiative said: "We are delighted to have The Glenmorangie Company as a new partner and it is exciting to be involved here on Islay as it extends the original scope of the North Highland Initiative and the vision of His Royal Highness in promoting sustainable communities.
“The Kildalton Project will bring alive this vision in a vital island community and is the kind of project where we can add support and expertise to already hard working rural community groups."
Jackie Thomson, Chair of South Islay Development, and Visitor Centre Manager at the Ardbeg Distillery commented: "We thank The North Highland Initiative and Ardbeg Distillery for helping us initiate The Kildalton Project; Islay is really ‘on the move’ and South Islay in particular is becoming a dynamic place to visit as a result of the projects we already have underway.
“A new Community Hub will be an important piece of the jigsaw in sustaining Port Ellen as a vibrant community.”
For The Glenmorangie Company, Hamish Torrie, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility concluded: "The Kildalton Project is a great illustration of our long term commitment to playing our part in the community of Islay.
"We are delighted to have the support and encouragement of His Royal Highness and welcome the NHI team to Islay."
Original source: Company Release
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