Ardbeg Distillery is a Scotch whisky distillery on the south coast of the isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides group of islands.
Other distilleries on the south coast include Laphroaig and Lagavulin. Ardbeg claims to be the peatiest Islay whisky, and uses malted barley sourced from the (Diageo owned) maltings in Port Ellen. Ardbeg is renowned for its peaty, smoky style. Despite a pungent nose, formidable flavours, and high alcohol content, Ardbeg is surprisingly smooth on the palate, with a warm lingering finish.
What a pity I have given up alcohol for Lent! Still, there's only six weeks to go until Easter.
And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth." And it was so. God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the fourth day. (Genesis 1.14-19)
I rejoice in the different seasons of the year. Just as Spring will follow Winter, so Easter will follow Lent!