Legendary Islay distillery Ardbeg will release its very first beer, a smoky porter. The name? The Shortie Smoky Porter. The beer is named after the Ardbeggian mascot Shortie.
The Shortie Smoky Porter has been brewed in aid of World Water Day on March 22. The beer is part of a larger project. 250 craft brewers will release a one-off brew to support the Global Gathering. All profits will be donated to support clean water projects in Malawi.
Ardbeg's Smoky Porter is a beer with notes of bitter dark chocolate, malty biscuit, dry espresso coffee and a hint of liquorice. It's also been given a smokey flavour worthy of a proper Ardbeg whisky. The beer has an ABV of 6.2%.
The beer was brewed Williams Bros Brewing Co. using the peated malt that is used to produce Ardbeg Ten Years Old.
It will be available exclusively in the UK from the Ardbeg Distillery Visitor Centre and online at ardbeg.com from Tuesday 24th March. Price: £14 for a four-pack.