Ardbeg - Spectacular (Limited Edition 2024)

Ardbeg

Spectacular (Limited Edition 2024)

$112.00 USD
70cl / 46%

The Ardbeg Spectacular is a limited release celebrating Ardbeg Day 2024. 

Made from a marriage of ex-port and ex-bourbon casks, a first from Ardbeg distillery, giving flavours smoky pear crumble and cooling menthol twist into notes of incense candles, perfumed lavender and antique leather.

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RegionIslay

Distillery StatusOperational

Size70cl

Delivery Weight2.0 kg

Strength46%

ABOUT THE DISTILLERY / BOTTLER


Ardbeg Distillery (Scottish Gaelic: Taigh-stail Àirde Beaga) is a Scotch whisky distillery in Ardbeg on the south coast of the isle of Islay, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, in the Inner Hebrides group of islands.

The distillery is owned by Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy, and produces a heavily peated Islay whisky.  The distillery uses malted barley sourced from the maltings in Port Ellen.

The Ardbeg distillery has been producing whisky since 1798 and began commercial production in 1815.

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    Gavin S.
    Verified Buyer
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    2 weeks ago
    Good Dram But Not Spectacular

    Overall a good dram but for me the port cask influence is mild and a bit disappointing. Further research reveals Quinta Ruban casks were used for maturation...so obviously these are not first fill port barrels (possibly not even second fill), which for me is a bit of an issue as the "juicy" character I would expect from port cask maturation is somewhat lacking. The dram has the typical Ardbeg dryness in the finish, which remains consistent throughout and does not evolve as much as I would like.

    However, some really good strawberry sugar sweetness on the palatte which is quite lovely. Decent mouthfeel, nice smokey finish. But another issue is that this is overpriced for a 46% ABV NAS whisky - it really needs a bump in ABV (at least 50%) to become more interesting so you can really play around with water. Due to the lower ABV it lacks some intensity and power. So overall a project that could have been truly spectacular in my opinion if they used first fill port casks, bumped the ABV to at least 50% and kept it to around £70 per bottle, just like Ardnahoe's Inaugural release that has just come out. A decent dram overall but could have been so much more, and in my opinion represents a missed opportunity.

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    Still Spirit
    2 weeks ago

    Thank you for your honest review, Gavin. We appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on your Ardbeg Spectacular experience.

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    Alexandria B.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
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    I bought this for my partner and he loved it so much. The flavour profile is nothing like he's had before but it's one for all Ardbeg fans!

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    Phil B.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 4 out of 5 stars
    1 week ago
    Ardbeg

    Great bottle of whiskey

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