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Ardbeg Embassy in Poland

Ardbeg Embassy in Poland

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"Diplomatic mission" was established at the Whisky Bar 88 in Poznan.

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Ardbeg Embassy

Ardbeg Embassy

On June 6, 2013, there was the official opening of Ardbeg Embassy in Poland. As a place of “Diplomatic mission” Whisky Bar 88 in Poznan, located at City Park, was established. The history of City Park buildings is dating back to the nineteenth century, when it served military purposes. It also stationed XV Cavalry Regiment of Poznan. Today the whole area is restored according to conservator’s recommendations and is housing 5 star hotel, shops, apartments, galleries, spa, fitness center, swimming pool. There is also Whisky Bar 88.

City Park Poznan - Ardbeg Embassy

City Park Poznan – Ardbeg Embassy

At the ceremony members of the Ardbeg Committee were invited (you can subscribe to the Committee at www.ardbeg.com), as well as all the other enthusiasts of smoke and peat from Islay of Islay. The event was characterized in a climate of May’s festivals on Islay – Islay Feis Ile. Comfortable interior of Whisky Bar 88 was combined with open space terrace where the stage was set, there were also sheaves of hay for seating with a bar where Ardbeg 10 years old and drinks created on its basis were served. There were also games and competitions with prizes of Ardbeg artifacts.

Guests gather - Ardbeg Embassy

Guests gather – Ardbeg Embassy

official opening of Ardbeg Embassy

official opening of Ardbeg Embassy

Ardbeg Embassy

Ardbeg Embassy

Ardbeg Embassy

Ardbeg Embassy

Ursus Ardbeg - Ardbeg Embassy

Ursus Ardbeg – Ardbeg Embassy

In addition to the opening of the Ardbeg Embassy, a key highlight of the evening was the presentation of a limited edition whisky Ardbog. Very interesting expression, created by vatting of 10-year distillates aged in Bourbon casks and Sherry Manzanilla. In a separate post I will write about Ardbog and give some tasting notes.

digging Ardbog with Shortie - Ardbeg Embassy

digging Ardbog with Shortie – Ardbeg Embassy

Ardbog - Ardbeg Embassy

Ardbog – Ardbeg Embassy

Ardbog - Ardbeg Embassy

Ardbog – Ardbeg Embassy

The Shortie – Ardbeg dog also attended the evening, as it is commonly said at the Ardbeg Distillery the peatiest nose on Islay, just after Ardbeg.

Shortie - Ardbeg Embassy

Shortie – Ardbeg Embassy

Shortie - Ardbeg Embassy

Shortie – Ardbeg Embassy

After the official program the rest of the evening you could spend at the Whisky Bar 88 for further tastings, whisky discussions, and more.

Whisky Bar 88 - Ardbeg Embassy

Whisky Bar 88 – Ardbeg Embassy

Whisky Bar 88 - Ardbeg Embassy

Whisky Bar 88 – Ardbeg Embassy

Certainly the opening of the Ardbeg Embassy in Poland is very positive, such events cause importance increase of our country in the World of Whisky. They also contribute to raising knowledge of the single malt whisky in Poland.

Whisky Bar 88 - Ardbeg Embassy

Whisky Bar 88 – Ardbeg Embassy


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