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by WhiskyBrother Marc

Ardbeg Scorch Ballot

Last month we rolled out our inaugural whisky ballot, the new method of choice internationally for retailers facing the challenge of miniscule supply versus massive demand. Well, we are back with our next ballot, this time for the upcoming Ardbeg Day special release: Scorch. Although physical Ardbeg Day celebrations are again sadly cancelled across the globe, this year's limited release, Ardbeg Scorch, is about to be available in South Africa.

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Tags: Ardbeg | Limited Edition | Whisky Ballot

by WhiskyBrother Marc

Whisky Ballot

For better or worse, we'd like to welcome you to our very first whisky ballot (and the first for SA); an approach that has been adopted internationally with retailers facing the challenge of miniscule supply versus massive demand. We have too few bottles of a particular whisky that everybody wants, so no matter how we try to determine who the few lucky customers are that can purchase it, it has come to the point where drawing randomly from an interested pool is more equitable.

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Tags: Compass Box | Limited Edition | Springbank | Whisky Ballot

by WhiskyBrother Marc

The time of year is upon us again, where peatheads and Ardbeg groupies queue outside embassies to taste (and hopefully buy a bottle of) the annual Ardbeg limited release. Ardbeg Day on June 2nd, will be celebrated across all continents and coincides with the distillery's open day during Feis Ile, the Islay Festival of Music and Malt.

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