Ardbeg The Shortie Smoky Porter 4 x 33cl
You would not think it to see it now, but Ardbeg had a difficult time of it for much of the 20th century. The distillery was bought in a joint venture between Hiram Walker and DCL in 1959, both intending to supply their blends. The subsequent years were very successful, but DCL backed out in 1979 (closing many of their other distilleries a few years later), and Hiram Walker then struggled in the 1980s era oversupply when interest is blended Scotch was waning. They closed it down for the majority of the decade. It re-opened briefly in the 1990s before being revived for good by Glenmorangie plc in 1997.
In August 2020 Ardbeg announced that it was to release it very first beer in collaboration with Williams Brothers Brewing Company. The Shortie Smoky Porter is made using the same peated malt as Ardbegs famous 10 year old whisky.
After completion, the beer was entered into the Global Gathering project. This was a collaboration of over 240 brewers who created limited edition beers which would raise money to provide clean water for 100,000 people in developing countries. Originally scheduled for release to support World Water Day on the 22nd March 2020, the debut was postponed until August due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
This beer is limited to 4,500 four-packs.
Expiration date September 2021.
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