It’s hard to think of two cultures with less in common than Scotland and the Caribbean. One eats fried fish, the other fried Mars Bars. One basks in tropical sun, the other counts a light drizzle as summer. 

Yet on 1 June, Regents Park will host a unique carnival, uniting the tribes of Usain Bolt and Andy Murray in the glorious city sun. Drum Roll Please… will mark the release of Ardberg Drum – a bold new tropical take on Islay’s peatiest single malt whisky.

There’ll be live music mixing Bodhran and steel drums, the chance to dance with a ceilidh troupe, floats inspired by each of the Ardbeg variants, whisky bingo with Ardbeg’s Global Brand Ambassador Paul Malone, as well as carnival games ranging from muddy tug o’war to coconut shies to limbo contests. Limbo and booze - what could possibly go wrong?

Tickets include complimentary food from four different street food providers

The highlight will be the Ardbeg Parade, where guests can build and race their own colourful floats in honour of Islay’s annual whisky festival, Feis Ile. (On Islay, locals decorate everything from harvesters to hatchbacks and race them around the port.)

Tickets cost £38 and cover: 

  • A complimentary cocktail on arrival plus one additional drink
  • Complimentary food from four different street food providers
  • Entertainment all afternoon
  • Tasting of three of Ardbeg's award winning whiskies, including the new Ardbeg Drum 

It should be a memorable afternoon – so pack your kilt, don a boater, and head on down. 

Get your tickets here

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