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Ardbeg creates Islay ‘cloud’ in high tech carafe

Ardbeg has claimed to conjure the “thick, peaty coastal mists” of Islay with a new high tech carafe created for UK bars.

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Ardbeg Haar creates a “drinkable cloud”

The “revolutionary serving tool”, called Ardbeg Haar, uses ultrasound pads that emit rapid vibrations, producing micro droplets that form a “drinkable cloud”, which drinkers can consume through a straw.

It was created by Ardbeg in collaboration with Harvard University professor and inventor David Edwards and his Paris-based art and design centre Le Laboratoire.

Ardbeg Haar takes its name from the Scottish word ‘haar’ – a cold fog that sweeps in from the sea without warning, often enveloping Islay and the distillery which clings to its coastline.

Ardbeg proposes the tool should be used for its Ten Year Old, Uigeadail and Corryvreckan expressions.

“The haar rolling in from the sea is as familiar sight to island life as the precious peat which influences our whiskies,” said Dr Bill Lumsden, director of distilling and whisky creation. “We believe that in this sampling ritual we have captured the essence of its elusive qualities.”

The device will be available to use at bars including Dabbous and Hakkassan in London, Hawksmoor in Manchester and Tigerlily in Edinburgh.

Earlier this month, Ardbeg unveiled its Perpetuum expression which was created in celebration of the distillery’s 200th anniversary.

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