This is the brand new whisky made from the master distillers at Ardbeg.
Ardbeg Galileo was named Galileo after the hugely influential Italian astronomer, physicist and philosopher. It has been aged for 12 years in ex marsala wine casks from Sicily and then balanced with first filled ex bourbon casks so distillation took place in 1999. The new product, Ardbeg Galileo, has had a pretty radical journey to get from Ardbeg to our site.
Tthe press release was originally held at the National Space Centre in Leicester. It was held here to celebrate the company’s new adventure into the final frontier. Ardbeg were approached by the NSC to supply some of their new creation together with some cask shavings that would be sent up to the National Space Centre to see what, if anything, happens to the whisky and its flavour from the effects of zero-gravity.
So Ardbeg have now done what so many whiskies tried in the past, to reach space… well maybe no other whisky has attempted it, but its still one small step for Ardbeg, and one giant leap for Whisky-kind!
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