FREE UK Mainland standard delivery
Web Exclusive Price
£91.67 ex VAT
(£157.14 per litre)
You must be aged 18 or above to buy alcohol in the UK
£627 Save £33
A limited-edition single malt that was launched to celebrate Ardbeg Day 2023. This experimental whisky was designed by Dr Bill Lumsden, who decided to remove the copper purifier from a still to unleash the heavy vapours. The result is an expression that distorts Ardbeg’s classic balance between fruit and smoke. The palate offers notes of peppermint, cardamom, dark chocolate and eucalyptus, brought together by untameable smokiness.Tasting Notes (1)
- Dark Chocolate
- Peat smoke
Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Rich and meaty peat smoke with orange and lime peels, a touch of rubber and some mulchy leaves. Tar and creosote develop along with muddy peat. Iodine, menthol and new leather notes build along with gravelly minerality.
Smoky chocolate kicks things off along with a handful of gravel. The rich and earthy notes from the nose return with lime jelly, menthol, and liquorice and blackcurrant sweets. Brown sugar and overripe banana hide underneath. With some time in the glass, pine needles and mulchy leaves develop, joined by liquorice and freshly roasted coffee beans.
Sweet and fruity at first, with foam bananas and creamy chocolate leading to milky coffee, tar and gravel.
Ardbeg's recent obsession with tinkering with production in their special releases has paid off here – this is definitely Ardbeg, but not how you've tried it before. The classic blend of fruit, minerality and smoke is complemented hear by a huge back-end that's a mile away from Ardbeg's usual elegance (as much as a peaty slap can be called elegant). The extra weight shows what the purifier gives to Ardbeg's character, and makes me wonder if there's more of this spirit hiding in the warehouse waiting for more special projects...
More from Ardbeg
(£118.50 per litre)
(£95.64 per litre)
Ardbeg An Oa
(£72.79 per litre)
Ardbeg The Harpy's Tale 13 Year OldAnthology Series
(£201.43 per litre)
Ardbeg ScorchArdbeg Day 2021
(£284.29 per litre)
Kildalton 200814 Year Old Islay Sponge Part 3
(£284.29 per litre)
The hallmark musky dusty whisper is gone and the treacle is more burnt than in the usual Ardbegs. This could be the best Lagavulin ever?? As an Ardbeg it is less complex than we are used to??
While we endeavour to provide full and accurate information on our website, there may be occasions where producers have updated their recipe or failed to provide full details of their ingredients and processes. This may affect factors including the product style and allergen information, and we would advise that you always check the label and not solely rely on the information presented here. If you are at all uncertain about a product then please contact our customer service team before purchase.
The misuse of alcohol can lead to immense harm and we want to make sure that the great drinks we stock are enjoyed responsibly as part of a healthy lifestyle. Learn more about responsible drinking.
You May Also Like
Macallan 15 Year Old Double Cask
(£202.86 per litre)
Laphroaig 10 Year OldCask Strength Batch 015 Bot.2021
(£110.71 per litre)
Caol Ila 20139 Year Old Sherry Finish Signatory for The Whisky Exchange
(£161.43 per litre)
Bunnahabhain Moine 20137 Year Old Bordeaux Wine Cask Feis Ile 2021
(£124.64 per litre)
Lagavulin Distillers Edition2022 Release
(£131.36 per litre)
Glentauchers 200913 Year Old Sherry Cask Signatory for The Whisky Exchange
(£162.86 per litre)
Good To Know
How we pack
Our boxes are made of 100% recyclable cardboard. Our special air-inflated packaging is both re-usable and recyclable, as well as efficient to both transport and dispose of.
Flexible Delivery Options
We deliver to countries all over the world! You can also select express delivery, or pick a specific delivery date, at checkout.
Packed With Care
Our experienced warehouse team take great care with every order. As specialists in glass packaging they ensure that your items stay safe and secure in transit.
14-Day returns policy
We want you to be 100% happy with your order and it is our aim to ensure that all products supplied to all customers arrive in perfect condition. You have the right to cancel your order at any time without being charged for the goods ordered within 14 days of purchasing (other than for perishable or personalised products or those products that have been specified as non-returnable).