Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ardbeg Rocket Tour - May 8 (5-7pm)

Open House - invite your friends
The Ardbeg Rocket's is coming back to  The Wine and Cheese Place 
May 8th from 5-7pm

Here are some pictures from last year

The Ardbeg Rocket Tour 
is coming to 
The Wine and Cheese Place 
7435 Forsyth Blvd
Clayton, MO 63105   314.727.8788

Wednesday,  May 8 , 2013
5pm - 7:00pm

Open House -- bring your friends!

You will taste with the Ardbeg Rocket Tour Manager
Ardbeg 10 Year Old
"Ardbeg Ten Years Old is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all. Yet it does not flaunt the peat; rather it gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt to produce a whisky of perfect balance.  Typically most whiskies are chill-filtered and reduced to a strength of 40% ABV. Ardbeg Ten Years Old, however, is non chill-filtered and has a strength of 46% ABV, thus retaining maximum flavour, at the same time giving more body and added depth. It’s whisky with none of the goodness taken out!" -- Ardbeg
Ardbeg Uigeadail
"In 2009, Jim Murray’s Whisky Bible named Ardbeg Uigeadail ‘World Whisky of the Year’ – in praise of its “utter silky brilliance” and “complexity on a level only a handful of distilleries in the world can even dream of reaching.”  Ardbeg Uigeadail (pronounced ‘Oog-a-dal’) is a special vatting that marries Ardbeg’s traditional deep, smoky notes with luscious, raisiny tones of old ex-Sherry casks. It's non chill-filtered at high strength, which retains maximum flavour and gives more body and added depth." -- Ardbeg
Ardbeg Corryvreckan
"Corryvreckan takes its name from the famous whirlpool that lies to the north of Islay, where only the bravest souls dare to venture. Swirling aromas and torrents of deep, peaty, peppery taste lurk beneath the surface of this beautifully balanced dram.  Like the whirlpool itself, Corryvreckan is not for the faint-hearted!" -- Ardbeg

Come see the Ardbeg Rocket

Ardbeg is bringing a 30+ foot rocket to The Wine and Cheese Place.  You will be able to get your picture taken with the rocket!   The rocket will be brought on a 47 foot trailer and will be raised up to a 45 degree angle for pictures.

     "Celebrating Ardbeg’s first experiment in orbit In the headlong rush of science, in the late autumn of 2011, a rocket ship blasted off this earth at 25,000mph. Deep within it no ordinary cargo: for the rocket carried research vials of precious Ardbeg-crafted molecules, the beginning of a fascinating first: a research experiment by Ardbeg ... in space! 
      This is the most audacious adventure ever undertaken by Ardbeg Distillery (or any other distillery for that matter). Ardbeg have been invited by US based space research company NanoRacks LLC to take part in an experiment to test these micro organic compounds in a maturation experiment (the inter-action of these compounds with charred oak) between normal gravity on Earth and micro-gravity, far up in space on the International Space Station. The vials contain a class of compounds known as “terpenes” – a set of chemicals which are very widespread in nature and often very aromatic and flavour-active – as well as other molecules. It is the interaction of these molecules with oak wood that forms the basis of this maturation experiment. This is believed to be the first time anyone has ever studied terpenes and other molecules in near zero-gravity. The experiment could explain the workings of these large, complex molecules as they will remain on the International Space Station for at least two years and help us uncover new truths about the change that these molecules undergo in this near zero gravity environment. The experiment will have applications for a variety of commercial and research products, including, maybe, one day, future generations of Ardbeg. Working in close collaboration with the Ardbeg Distillery team in Scotland, the team will closely monitor the experiment against control samples here on earth: both in Houston, Texas at the NanoRacks' facility and more familiarly, in Warehouse 3 at Ardbeg Distillery on Islay! 

It just goes to prove what Ardbeg aficionados have always known: Ardbeg truly is out of this world!"

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