SATURDAY 25th MAY - Ardgowan Whisky Tasting


Rounding out our Whisky Month tastings, we're welcoming the team from Ardgowan Distillery to showcase their delicious range of whiskies!

Whilst they await completion of their flagship state-of-the-art carbon-negative distillery and the first distillation of their own spirit in 2024, they are sourcing and laying down Malt Whisky from all across Scotland. They select the casks and carefully curate them, only bottling when ready, at a minimum of 46% ABV, natural colour and not chill-filtered. 


Join us in-store to sample five of Ardgowan's limited edition bottlings from the Clydebuilt collection. There's a choice of two expertly crafted blended malts - the Shipwright and the Sailmaker - and a unique Single Grain, the Riveter, on offer, each carefully selected by Master Whisky Maker, Max McFarlane. 

The Shipwright: Shipwright is a blend of four distinctive single malt whiskies from Highland and Speyside distilleries, matured in first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks.

“Take a dram of Shipwright, breathe in the waves of marzipan, Ceylon tea, dried spices and hints of tobacco - roll the dram to the front of mouth and on the tip of the tongue you’ll find orange peel, rich dark notes of black cherries, and treacle. Finally, Shipwright finishes gently, dry at first, then gliding into lingering spicy notes.” - Max McFarlane

The Sailmaker: Sailmaker is a blend of six distinctive single malt whiskies from Highland, Speyside and Lowland distilleries, matured in first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks.

“I think Sailmaker is the Clydebuilt Collection’s best whisky yet. It is our first time incorporating Lowland whisky alongside Speyside and Highland single malts, which adds significant depth and richness to the flavour profile.” - Max McFarlane

The Riveter: Riveter signals a move away from previous blended expressions, becoming the first single-grain whisky in the range.

“Grain whiskies are often overshadowed by Single Malts, however great spirit married with quality wood never fails to deliver. This parcel of casks specially selected for Clydebuilt Riveter has allowed me to create a whisky which really showcases the depth of flavour that grain whisky can produce.” - Max McFarlane

The Anchorsmith: Anchorsmith is the penultimate bottling in the award-winning Clydebuilt Collection - a unique, limited-edition blended malt combining six distinctive whiskies from Lowland, Speyside, and Highland distilleries. Each of these whiskies was fully matured in first fill oloroso sherry casks, before being handpicked by our master whisky maker, Max McFarlane. 

The Draughtsman: Draughtsman is the final bottling in the award winning Clydebuilt Collection. Master whisky maker Max has married sherry matured twenty-five-year-old malt whisky with eight-year-old oloroso matured malts sourced from distilleries across Scotland. The result is a truly luxurious blended malt showcasing the best of sherry matured whisky and the art of blending. 


This is a free in-store tasting with no booking required.

Date: Saturday 25th May

Time: 1-5pm

Venue: Geraldo's, 26-28 Main Street, Largs, Ayrshire, KA30 8AB


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