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Ardbeg ‘Spectacular’

46% abv

Vol- 70cl


Aroma: Curiously perfumed and aromatic, a big top note of fragrant lavender tumbles into vetiver and incense candles. Down below, deeper notes of leather and wax dance alongside a rich almond nuttiness. A splash of water reveals gentle wisps of woodsmoke and damp peat moss. Hints of menthol hurl headlong into rich antique leather.

Taste: A viscous mouthfeel bursts forth to introduce a sparkling array of salty, sweet, and savoury flavours. Peat smoke, eucalyptus oil, minty chocolate and toffee mingle with smoked pecans, creosote, and tar. Subtle sweet pear crumble and fudge lurk in the background.

Finish: Finally, a long and lingering finale of salted caramel and cooling menthol brings this showstopping spectacle of flavour to a close.

“This is a helter skelter of flavours! Totally weird and absolutely spectacular. This is a freaky whisky!”- Dr Bill Lumsden

Ladies, gentlemen and Ardbeggians, step right up and behold a marvel of maturation!
Introducing this year’s limited edition release, Ardbeg Spectacular. We present to you a spectacle of showstopping flavours – a whisky that exhibits all manner of peculiar notes and aromas.

Prepare to snatch the cloak from our latest limited edition and reveal to the world the palate-provoking, taste-tantalising, whisky wonder that is…Ardbeg Spectacular.
A first for Ardbeg, this whisky has been matured in highly sought-after port wine casks, then married with classic bourbon barrels.
Creating an extraordinarily smoky and balanced Ardbeg dram that imparts all manner of peculiar notes and aromas. This is devilish sweet meets smoky peat!

Matured in highly sought-after port wine casks and classic ex-bourbon barrels, Ardbeg Spectacular is a whisky with a BIG mouthfeel. Step into a world of bizarre and complex flavours and delight in a peaty performance on the palate. In Ardbeg Spectacular, smoky pear crumble and cooling menthol twist into notes of incense candles, perfumed lavender and antique leather. A curiosity sure to shock the world of distilling, this dram reveals itself for one day only – Ardbeg Day.

£110.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 9 remaining

The Ardbeg distillery lies on the South shore of Islay, close to the other 'Kildalton' distilleries (Lagavulin and Laphroaig). The name Ardbeg comes from the Gaelic word 'ad bheag' for small hill.

The malt is peated to an average of 55ppm at Port Ellen Maltings which gives the smoke, long fermentation times help to increase softness and impart fruity acidity. Both stills have quite a tall neck and are constricted just above the neck of the pot still. The lyne arm is also rising after the bend. All these factors result in a stable distillation with a lot of reflux which gives an oily, textural quality to the final product but also helps to refine the spirit.

Reference #:
46 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles
Malted Barley

What do I pay for delivery?

Orders under £150 are charged an initial £9.95 incl. VAT.

Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
Orders under £190 are charged an initial £12.00 incl.

All stock bought from Bond will be charged at delivery cost as quoted by the bond. As this varies dependent on the location of the wines and ultimate destination this will be quoted to you at the point of billing for VAT and duty.

And can we change order.

Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specifically requested to do so).

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a further email and/or text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively, you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

We use Mailsafe packaging and double walled cardboard boxes for secure shipping of all bottles. Clear labelling marked FRAGILE is applied and all our despatches.

UK mainland deliveries are overnight from confirmation of despatch with the exception of the following postcodes where deliveries are made on a 2 to 5 day service from despatch : 

IV 3 to 11, IV14 to 28, IV 40 & IV 51 to 54, IV 63. KW 1 to 3 & KW 5 to 14. PH 33 to 41