Guests in attendance among the first in the world to try Ardbeg’s newest Limited Edition Release Auriverdes

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Ardbeg, the Ultimate Islay Single Malt Whisky and four time winner of The World’s Best Scotch Whisky Award, celebrated an epic Ardbeg Day with the Miami United Football Club and hundreds of South Florida whisky lovers. The event also launched Ardbeg’s newest Limited Edition release: Auriverdes. Taking place at at Blackbird Ordinary in Miami, the World Cup celebration featured live performances by indie rock bands Hunters of the Alps and Shangri-La, and a performance by Brazilian samba dance group. Guests also enjoyed BBQ fixin’s, whisky tastings, and delicious Ardbeg cocktails created by Blackbird Ordinary’s head mixologist Fraser Hamilton (who also happens to be Scottish), as follows:

Purple Heather: Ardbeg 10 year old with Plymouth Sloe Gin, freshly torn ginger, seasonal berries and Island Citrus
Saber Rattle: Ardbeg Uigeadail with Pernod Absinthe, Peychaud Bitters, egg whites, citrus essence, hidden vanillin
Old Macdonald: Ardbeg 10 year old with chai-infused carpano antica formula, and Jerry Thomas Decanter-style bitters

Other partners of the event included BritWeek, Rooftop Soccer, the UK Trade & Investment, and Fine Spirits Wine & Liquor, which created an Ardbeg Pop Up store at the event where guests could purchase rare Ardbeg expressions. VIPs in attendance included President of Miami United Football Team, Roberto Sacca; various players of the Miami United team; Kevin McGurgan, the head of the HM British Consulate General; and Hamish Torrie, brand director for Ardbeg who flew in from Scotland for the event.

The reason for Ardbeg Day? It’s a historic tradition! Every summer, the Islay Whisky Festival takes place for an entire week on the Isle of Islay in Scotland. On the final weekend of the festival, the 400 year old Ardbeg Distillery throws opens its doors for ‘Ardbeg Day’ to welcome fans from all over the world. This year Ardbeg took the celebration to single malt whisky fans around the world to toast its newest Limited Edition release. Guests in South Florida were among the first in the world to sample Auriverdes, which hits the shelves of US liquor stores throughout the month of June.

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