Updated: Ardbeg's full-size rocket not landing at Soul Thursday

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Update (Oct. 10, 5:24 p.m.): Well, I guess I shouldn't have gotten so excited at the prospect of seeing a huge-ass rocket in the neighborhood. Just got word from the folks at Soul that the Ardbeg folks have postponed their appearance to November. 

I know. Sad face.

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Oh, so many ways to use the phrase "out of this world" come to mind as I start to write this post ...

The folks with Ardbeg - a single malt Scotch whisky, for those of you who just toss glasses back without a second glance at the label - will be at Soul Gastrolounge Thursday evening for a Scotch tasting. Soul - who won Best Spot for Bar Bites and a Creative Cocktail List in our Best of Charlotte issue - has just released its fall cocktail menu, and its selections look tasty.

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But in more distracting, related news: Ardbeg's going to have a full-size rocket - like, large enough to need a Mack truck to pull it - there in Plaza Midwood to commemorate its participation in a distillery experiment in space. Last year, Ardbeg sent up vials of molecules to the International Space Station to see how the malt matures without gravity.

Yeah, really.

Head out there around 6:30 p.m. Soul Gastrolounge is located at 1500 Central Ave. 

Bar manager Andy Maurer pours an Eye For An Islay, one of the new drinks on Soul's fall cocktail list. - COURTESY OF SOUL
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  • Bar manager Andy Maurer pours an Eye For An Islay, one of the new drinks on Soul's fall cocktail list.

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