Fun, games and exclusive tastings to celebrate Islay’s carnival tradition with a flamboyant Caribbean twist – all at International ARDBEG DAY, Sat 1 June 2019

mcith_ardbeg2.jpgEach year ARDBEG DAY celebrates all things Islay with special events around the world.

This year’s centerpiece will have a grand village-style jamboree where ARDBEG brings Scottish and Caribbean festive culture together in London’s Regent’s Park.

Rested in authentic rum barrels limited edition ARDBEG DRUM is a new twist on Ardbeg’s prized single malt. And carnival guests will be among the first in the world to sample it in special tastings.

There’ll also be live music mixing Bodhran and steel drums, the chance to dance with a ceilidh troupe, floats inspired by each of the Ardbeg variants (including 10 YO, An Oa, Uigeadail, Corryvreckan and Drum), offbeat “whisky bingo” and more with ARDBEG’s Global Brand Ambassador Paul Malone, plus carnival games ranging from muddy tug o’war to coconut shies to sun-splashed limbo contests.

The highlight will be the Ardbeg Parade, where guests can build and race their own colourful floats for a high-speed parade in honour of Islay’s annual whisky festival, Feis Ile.

On Islay, locals would decorate everything from harvesters to hatchbacks and race them around the port. In London there’ll be five teams, five floats and all the ingenuity you can muster.

Tickets include two cocktails, three drams of whisky and unlimited street food, so guests can enjoy everything from cayenne spiced chicken and Belted Galloway Brisket to tropical fruit salads and strawberries and cream.


And an intriguing menu of summer whisky cocktails will mix ARDBEG’s deeply peaty signature aromas with new flavours, herbs and spices to create refreshing drinks perfect for summer sipping.

●            Worldwide ARDBEG DAY 2019 marks the launch of a dramatic new limited edition expression ARDBEG DRUM

●            Ardbeg’s unparalleled peaty Scotch whisky from ex-Bourbon casks is rested in authentic rum barrels to unlock a fierce fantasia of flavour in ARDBEG DRUM            

●            One-day festival in London, DRUM ROLL PLEASE…, launching ARDBEG DRUM with a dazzling day of street food, music, exclusive tastings and more



Tickets on sale from here

Tickets £38 per head

Tickets include:

            1.    a complimentary cocktail on arrival plus one additional drink

            2.    Complimentary food  from four different street food providers

            3.    Entertainment all afternoon

            4.    Tasting of three of ARDBEG’s award winning whiskies, including the new ARDBEG DRUM

1. Note: Over 18’s only