Ardbeg Spectacular is Distillery’s First Port-Aged Scotch

Ardbeg Spectacular rolls out later this summer as the distillery’s first-ever port-aged single malt Scotch whisky.

It launches as part of Ardbeg Day 2024. Held annually on the final Saturday of Islay’s Festival of Music and Malt, Ardbeg Day is a celebration of all things Ardbeg. This year, festivities culminate on Sat., June 1, with the release of Ardbeg Spectacular.

The result of the port barrels is a richness with dark chocolate, mint, candied fruit, incense candles and smoked pecans, the distillery reports.

“Ardbeg Spectacular is a high-flying spirit, very befitting of Ardbeg Day,” says Gillian Macdonald, Ardbeg master blender. “Its years in bourbon and port casks create a spectacle of flavors, the like of which Ardbeggians have never  tasted before. We invite fans to roll up and feast their palates on its peculiar notes of mint chocolate, incense, lavender and smoked nuts, set off by a daring double act of salted caramel and tar.”

Ardbeg Spectacular will be available worldwide from Ardbeg Embassies, whisky retailers and from the Distillery Visitor Centre.

The suggested retail price is $129.99 per 750-ml. bottle.

This follows the release of Ardbeg Traigh Bhan 2023.
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Author: Kyle Swartz