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Ardbeg Kildalton HAS BEEN Launched to raise money for The Kildalton Project-which is part of the North Highland Initiative (NHI) - a charity inspired by the "sustainable" vision of Prince of Wales That seeks to support "fragile, rural communities" across the North Highlands.
The project, a collaboration entre the Ardbeg Distillery, owned by The Glenmorangie Company, and the NHI, will help build a new community hub in Port Ellen.
Exclusively available from the Ardbeg Distillery, limited edition Ardbeg Kildalton is named after the iconic 1,200-year-old Kildalton Cross.
Tom Campbell, CEO of the NHI, will head the project team working with the South Islay Development board.
"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 Prince Charles in its promoting sustainable communities", aldus David Whiteford, chair of The NHI.
"The Kildalton Project will bring alive this vision in a vital island community and is the child or project where we can add support and expertise to already hardworking rural community groups."
Bottled at 46% abv and non-chill filtered, Ardbeg Kildalton has been created by Dr Bill Lumsden, director of distilling and whiskey creation at Glenmorangie, using a range of ages and styles of Ardbeg matured in ex-Bourbon and ex-Sherry casks.
"Ardbeg Kildalton is a curious ratherkool whiskey, created from an interesting cask selection", aldus Lumsden. "Sublime whiskeys from two years care fully selected have been chosen for Their juxtaposed, but complementary styles.
"A blessed marriage or firm, smoky, creamy but Ardbeg from bourbon barrels with ratherkool racy, spicy whiskeys from new and refill Sherry casks HAS Given a harmonious union of bold, colorful flavors."