Lukas Wine & Spirits Superstore Tasting Event
*NO charge or fee to attend
*Must be at least 21 years-of-age to attend and sample
The Ultimate Mission
Join Lukas Wine & Spirits Superstore and Team Ardbeg on Saturday, 5/16/2015 between 4:30 – 6:30 PM as we sample some of The Ultimate Islay Whisky portfolio and a few Ardbeg-inspired cocktails (Ardbeg Mosquito-Rita and Ardbeg Caribben Splash). You’ll also have a chance to interact with the mobile Ardbeg space capsule, play an Ardbeg Islay Invaders video game amongst a few other fun-filled highlights.
The Return From Space
In the headlong rush of science… the late autumn of 2011… a rocket ship blasted off from Earth at 25,000 mph. The rocket carried research vials of precious Ardbeg-crafted molecules, the beginning of a fascinating first. The maturation experiment tested the interaction of these Ardbeg-crafted molecules with charred oak. Two experiments took place – one in normal gravity on Earth and one in microgravity, far up in space on the International Space Station.
Working in close collaboration with the Ardbeg Distillery’s Dr. Bill Lumsden, Nano-Racks LLC monitored the experiment against the control samples here on Earth, both Houston, Texas and Nano-Racks’ facility, and also Warehouse 3 at the Ardbeg Distillery on the Scottish island of Islay.
The experiment returned from space in September 2014 after orbiting earth at 17,227 mph, 15 times a day for 1,045 days and on 5/16/2015, we’ll have the results for you to see firsthand.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have regarding this event or on how to become an Ardbeg Committee Member.
-Adam M England
Lukas Spirits Manager
Lukas Wine & Spirits Superstore, St. Louis’ first REAL liquor store.