Western Living Magazine
Bathroom Tip #6: Keep Your Loo Out of View for a Spa-Like Retreat
6 Staircase Landings That Have Been Transformed into Cute and Cozy Nooks
Bathroom Tip #5: Make the mirror the star
6 Ways to Treat Your Sweetheart (and Sweet Tooth!) This Valentine’s Day
Ask a Chef: Get Expert Answers to Your Top Kitchen Questions
Chef’s Tips: Shred, Grate and Grind Like a Pro
My Mexico City: Designer Ben Leavitt Shares His Mexico Itinerary
My Camogli: The Founders of Falken Reynolds Share Their Favourite Spots in Camogli, Italy
Staycation on the Sunshine Coast
Trending for 2024: Top 10 Stylish Furniture and Home Design Picks to Revitalize Your Space
How to achieve kitchen perfection: luxury appliance brand Fisher & Paykel shares all
Editors’ Picks: The Best Books We Read in 2023
Introducing the Winners of Our First Annual WL Design 25 Awards
WL Design 25 Winners 2024: White Out
WL Design 25 Winners 2024: Full Tilt
And while we don't normally go in for all these silly "days" business, for this, we'll make an exception.
There seems like there’s a day for everything. Blueberry Day and World Malbec Day have tried to saddle up beside stalwarts like Father’s Day and Mother’s Day as worthy occasions for commemoration. And as a rule we’ve had enough. We don’t need World Fig Newton day.But Ardbeg… is something different. The Islay distillery is not prone to over-exaggeration or excess self promotion as they’re usually too busy with the far-less-glamorous-than-you-think-it-is job of making whisky. And what whisky they make. The “standard” 10-year is a complex smoky delight, one of the best in it’s class. The pricier Uigeadail is even better. And once a year—on May 31, Ardbeg Day—they release a low production limited bottling and of this two things are clear: to date they’ve never made a bad one and they always go up in value.If you don’t believe me try to find a bottle of last year’s release, Auriverdes, and if you have the great fortune to find a bottle, taste it and you’ll see I’m correct on both counts.This year’s release, Perpetuum, is bonkers good. Very pale colour, intense peaty smoke and salty bite. Much bigger than the subtle (for Ardbeg) Auriverdes, and that will please most hardcore Islay fans. You’ll be able to try it at Shebeen in Vancouver and at Kensington Wine Market, Willow Park and Gerry Thomas Gallery in Calgary. For more information about the events click here.Slainte.
Are you over 18 years of age?