Ardbeg Distillery, a Scotland-based Scotch whisky distillery owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH), is set to unveil its latest whisky – Ardbog – at the 2013 Feis Ile – the Islay Festival or ‘Ardbog Day’ to be held on 1 June 2013.

Ardbog follows the 2012 Limited Edition Ardbeg Galileo, which won the ‘World’s Best Single Malt’ at the World Whisky Awards 2013.

The name Ardbog was derived from peat bogs of Ardbeg and from its whisky making process.

The whisky has been aged for ten years in American oak ex-bourbon barrels and ex-Spanish Manzanilla Sherry butts.

The aging gives Ardbog a salty texture and enhances the already present salty and briny flavours in the whisky.

Ardbog is non-chill filtered and bottled at 52.1% ABV.

LVMH’s Glenmorangie distillation and whisky director Bill Lumsden said, "The overall combination of effects in Ardbog truly conjures up the impression of ancient, primeval, salty peat bogs, but reassuringly this is combined with some classic, intense Ardbeg notes of leather, toffee and smoke."

The bottles of whisky will be limited and will be distributed by The Glenmorangie Company.

Ardbog will be sold in the UK, Europe, the US, and at select Asia markets and specialist retailers at a retail price of £79.99.

The distillery is also arranging ‘Ardbog Day’ parties across the world, including places from San Francisco to Sydney to the centre of London, for those who cannot make it to the Islay.