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Dinner With David Blackmore Brand Manager of Glenmorangie & Ardbeg

Wednesday, Feb 18th 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Start 2009 Off Right

This exclusive dinner with David Blackmore Brand Manager of Glenmorangie & Ardbeg is for the real scotch lover. David will guide you through this amazing food and Scotch pairing experience. Be one of the first in the United States to taste Glenmorangie Astar an exciting new addition to the Glenmorangie family.

Scotches we will be tasting:

Glenmorangie  Original
Glenmorangie 18-Year-Old
Glenmorangie Astar
Ardbeg  Airigh Nam Beist
Ardbeg Ten-Year-Old

*******JUST ADDED: Glenmorangie 1977*******


Mini Beef Empanada and Mixed Field Greens drizzled with Jalepeno Honey

Cedar Salmon with sweet potato mash and root vegetables

Blackened Steak with Ardbeg sauce

Molten Chocolate Cake with fresh berry compote and strawberry sauce

All Inclusive Meal TAX and TIP  included.
21 to Attend Tickets Required

History of Glenmorangie 

Glenmorangie, founded in 1843 by William Matheison, was one of the first licensed distilleries in the Highlands. Along with his team of experts, known as “the sixteen men of Tain,” Matheison created the whisky that is now the best-selling brand of malt in Scotland. Following Matheison’s death Glenmorangie and its scotch brand changed hands several times. In 1918 they were purchased by a local distributor known as McDonald & Muir, who held them until 2004 when they were sold to LVMH. 

History of Ardbeg 

Ardbeg distillery on the island of Islay is an older distiller than Glenmorangie. According to most accounts, it was founded in 1794, although it operated without the benefit of a license until 1815, the date of its official incorporation, the same date as that of the Laphroaig distillery and one year prior to Lagavulin. The story that it was run during these two decades by pirates has not been disproved. 

Islay was the first region of Scotland to produce whisky starting from about 1600. The  technology for distilling whisky was imported from Ireland, and Islay is the Scottish outpost closest to the Irish border. One reason that distillation flourished on Islay in the early years was that the local lord collected the taxes on the Scottish mainland, but the sheriff, who was less exacting, collected them on Islay, allowing the distilleries the financial breathing room to become established. Distilleries were legalized throughout Scotland in 1823 with the provision that they distill a minimum of 180 liters/week in order to ensure consistency. 

 In 1976 Ardbeg was purchased by Hiram Walker, and then acquired by Allied Distillers in a merger. This was the beginning of a bad period for Ardbeg since Allied also owned Laphroaig, and any investments that they made in their Islay distilleries went there. 

Ardbeg whiskey was of some limited utility to Allied because it was (and is) used as a component in their Ballentine’s and Teacher’s blends. Nevertheless Allied closed the distillery in 1981 and did not reopen it until 1989. From 1989 until 1996 Ardberg continued to be produce whiskey as a component in the Allied blends. In 1996 Ardberg was put up for sale and purchased by Glenmorangie in 1997.

Wednesday, Feb 18th
7:00 am - 10:00 am

1407 Broadway (at 39th Street)
Abigaels Restaurant
New York, 10018
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