Spooky season is upon us: Ardbeg Monster Ice Scream Truck serves gory-ous Halloween goodies
Hungry for horror? Trick or treat isn’t even a question this year with Ardbeg’s new Monster Ice Scream Truck serving spine-chilling snacks this Halloween.
From 26 to 31 October, Ardbeg will be prowling the country looking for any sweet-toothed sinners bold enough to face the Ice Scream monster truck. Serving devilish delicacies, the truck will be making stops in London, Edinburgh and Glasgow in the run up to Halloween.
Ice Screams were devised in partnership with ice cream parlour Ruby Violet, and flavours include:
Cookies & Scream — Ardbeg Wee Beastie ice cream sandwiched between charcoal cookies, coated in (optional) crunchy mealworms
Ahhh, No! Bar — Lapsang Souchong ice cream with an Ardbeg An Oa caramel centre coated in white chocolate
Ice Cream Groan — charcoal, filled with Ardbeg Ten smoky blackcurrant ice cream, topped with sour cherries and a brittle insect-flecked shard
Colin Gordon, Ardbeg Distillery Manager, said: “Our ‘ice scream’ truck will be prowling the country this month, leaving smoky delights in its wake during the spookiest time of the year. I’d urge whisky lovers to beware though: Ardbeg Wee Beastie is a dram with quite a bite, so while it may be encased in ice cream, you’ll still need to be on your guard. The events are guaranteed to linger long in the nightmares of anyone who dares attend.”
The vehicle took three months and 12 people to build and has been created to pay homage to classic B-Movie beasts of the silver screen.
Visitors of the Ice Scream truck can also book an exclusive 45-minute slot in a scary Monsters of Smoke ‘cage’ to indulge in cocktails such as:
Cherry Lipsmacker – a different slant on the old favourite whisky and cola, it summons flavours of smoky tea, syrup sweetness and treacle toffee, as cigar smoke and aniseed creep across your palate
Begroni – Herbaceous and chocolatey, it nods at the heritage of the original serve when Count Negroni requested a punchier version of his favourite Americano. Made with Ardbeg Wee Beastie, it has a smoky, spicy bite
New fashioned – a smoky brilliance to this serve using Ardbeg Ten Years Old. Black pepper pops with cinnamon toffee, chewy peat oil and jammy blackcurrant tones for a taste that’s almost out of this world
Stops on the Ardbeg Monster Ice Scream Truck Tour include:
Tuesday 26th and Wednesday 27th October at Covent Garden Piazza, London
Friday 29th October at Drygate Brewery, Glasgow
Saturday 30th October at St James Quarter, Edinburgh
Sunday 31st October at Castle Street, Edinburgh