ARDBEG’S FIRST GRAPHIC NOVEL WILL EXPLORE ‘OUT OF THIS WORLD’
<Sci-fi anthology is impressed by distillery’s smoky single malts>
In September 2022, Islay single malt distillery Ardbeg will take its first foray into the world of graphic novels, with the launch of Planet Ardbeg, a 40-page sci-fi anthology created by three cutting-edge artists. This restricted version publication is impressed by the distinctive flavours and ‘origin tales’ of three Ardbeg expressions – Ardbeg Ten Years Outdated, Ardbeg An Oa, and Ardbeg Wee Beastie – and options cameos from among the Islay distillery’s best-known characters.
Planet Ardbeg was conceived by award-winning New York cartoonist Ronald Wimberly in collaboration with fellow artists Emma Ríos and Sanford Greene, every bringing their very own distinctive voice and magnificence to the venture. Utilizing Ardbeg’s core vary as their artistic launchpad, collectively they’ve produced a triptych of fantastical tales as daring and distinctive as Ardbeg itself.
“Guardians of Oa” by Sanford Greene, which pulls its affect from the rounded steadiness and smoky energy of Ardbeg An Oa, is an action-packed epic a few copper metropolis coming beneath assault from a monstrous creature. In the meantime, Ronald Wimberley’s “The Greatest Laid Schemes”, which channels the feisty and formidable flavours of Ardbeg Wee Beastie, is a fast-paced neo-western that includes big botanicals and even greater beasts. Lastly, “Take it with a Grain of Sand” by Emma Ríos, captures the advanced peaty essence of Ardbeg Ten Years Outdated, and tells of a mystical quest by way of a land misplaced to time.
Ronald Wimberly, artistic director on Planet Ardbeg, stated: “Once we first began occupied with making this graphic novel, I thought of Planet Ardbeg as a time machine. Time is necessary with whisky, and with Ardbeg An Oa, Ardbeg Wee Beastie and Ardbeg Ten Years Outdated what you’re speaking about is three totally different time experiences.”
Colin Gordon, Ardbeg’s Distillery Supervisor, stated: “It’s superb to see the totally different smoky traits of those whiskies delivered to life in graphic novel kind. Every story in Planet Ardbeg is brimming with creativeness and creativity. It’s a must-read for Ardbeg followers in every single place.”
Planet Ardbeg will likely be available for purchase on the Ardbeg Distillery Customer Centre, in chosen comedian guide retailers, in addition to through Ardbeg.com in sure markets. A digital model may also be out there solely for members of the Ardbeg Committee to learn free of charge at;
There may also be a full Planet Ardbeg marketing campaign within the UK going down in October 2022 so that customers can discover and revel in it in particular person – extra particulars on the marketing campaign will likely be revealed within the coming weeks.
The Ardbeg Committee contains greater than 160,000 Ardbeg followers worldwide. Committee Members obtain unique advantages, together with invites to particular gatherings, tastings and occasions. Anybody can be part of the Committee by signing up free of charge at ardbeg.com/committee.
For extra details about Planet Ardbeg go to ardbeg.com
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Ardbeg prides itself on being The Final Islay Malt Whisky. Established in 1815, Ardbeg is revered by connoisseurs world wide because the peatiest, smokiest and most advanced of all of the Islay malts. Regardless of its smokiness, Ardbeg is famend for its scrumptious sweetness, a phenomenon that has affectionately grow to be referred to as ‘the peaty paradox’. Throughout the Eighties and Nineteen Nineties, Ardbeg suffered from an unsure future, and it was not till the model was bought by The Glenmorangie Firm in 1997 that the Distillery was saved from extinction. Since then, the Distillery has risen like a phoenix and as we speak Ardbeg is properly established as a distinct segment, cult malt, with a passionate following.
In regards to the artists:
Ronald Wimberly, the artistic director on this venture, is an award-winning American cartoonist, designer and founding father of LAAB, an annual artwork tabloid inspecting race, gender, identification and visible tradition. He has revealed a number of graphic novels, in addition to shorter works for The New Yorker, DC/ Vertigo, Nike, Marvel, and Darkish Horse Comics.
Emma Ríos is a Spanish comedian artist, author and editor with a global presence within the comics trade. She has labored for among the largest American comics publishers, together with Marvel, Picture, and Growth! Studios. Her paintings has additionally appeared in such titles as Runaways, Superb Spider-Man, and Woman Comics.
Sanford Greene is an award-winning American comedian illustrator whose work has been revealed by DC Comics, Darkish Horse, Picture Comics, and others. He’s finest recognized for his work on Bitter Root, a darkish fantasy/motion comedian sequence set throughout the Harlem Renaissance, which is now being tailored into a serious characteristic movie.
Planet Ardbeg retail information:
Planet Ardbeg will likely be stocked at various impartial comedian guide retailers and could be bought on-line through the Ardbeg internet retailer (see the hyperlink) in chosen markets. It’s priced at £8 within the UK and $10 within the US. A digital model is offered free to all Ardbeg Committee members at www.ardbeg.com/planet-ardbeg
The legacy of the whisky was safeguarded in 2000 by the formation of the Ardbeg Committee. The Committee is made up of 1000’s of Ardbeg followers worldwide who’re eager to make sure that “the doorways of Ardbeg by no means shut once more”. Immediately there are greater than 160,000 members of the Ardbeg Committee in over 130 international locations. Committee Members are recurrently consulted on new bottlings and expressions and are supplied unique Committee bottlings. Members additionally obtain invites to particular gatherings, tastings and occasions. The Committee, chaired by Jackie Thomson, is free to affix at Ardbeg.com.
Ardbeg is the world’s most extremely awarded smoky single malt whisky. Since 2008, Ardbeg has gained greater than 50 gold and double gold medals in key whisky competitions. Ardbeg has twice been awarded ‘World’s Greatest Single Malt’ on the World Whiskies Awards (2010, 2013). On the 2014 World Icons of Whisky Awards, Mickey Heads was voted ‘Distillery Supervisor of the Yr’. The next 12 months, Ardbeg’s expressions took the highest three spots in Whisky Advocate journal’s assessment of the perfect single malt Scotch whiskies beneath US$100. In the meantime, each Ardbeg Corryvreckan and Ardbeg Uigeadail have been awarded gold medals on the 2016 San Francisco World Spirits Competitors. Ardbeg Ten Years Outdated additionally gained the Greatest Single Malt Scotch 10 Yr Outdated on the Worldwide Whisky Competitors 2019, whereas the Ardbeg Distillery gained the Distillery of the Yr 2019. In 2020, the Worldwide Whisky Competitors awarded Ardbeg Corryvreckan first place for Greatest Single Malt Scotch, Greatest Single Malt Scotch (No Age Assertion), Greatest Cask Energy (Over 57% ABV), Greatest Peated Scotch and Greatest Islay Single Malt. Ardbeg Wee Beastie additionally earned first place for Greatest Single Malt Scotch Underneath 10 Yr Outdated and The Ardbeg Distillery achieved one other Distillery of the Yr award. In 2021, Dr Invoice Lumsden was awarded Grasp Distiller of the Yr for the fifth time, and Ardbeg Uigeadail gained World Whisky of the Yr within the Worldwide Whisky Competitors. In 2022, on the Worldwide Whisky Competitors, Ardbeg was awarded The Distillery of the Yr Award, whereas Ardcore gained first place in Greatest New Scotch Launch, Greatest Peated Single Malt and Greatest Islay Single Malt.
The Glenmorangie Firm:
The Firm is likely one of the most famous and progressive distillers and entrepreneurs of Scotch whisky manufacturers worldwide and is a part of Moët Hennessy, the wine and spirits division of Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. Headquartered in Edinburgh, Scotland, the Firm produces Glenmorangie Highland Single Malt whisky and Ardbeg Islay Single Malt.
Ardbeg and The Glenmorangie Firm advocate accountable ingesting and recommend that drinkers savour Ardbeg whiskies carefully and in keeping with advisable each day pointers for alcohol consumption.