Ardbeg BizarreBQ Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky (750 ml) [IWC 94] [USC 94]

Ardbeg BizarreBQ Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
(750 ml) [IWC 94] [USC 94]

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Regular price $499.97 Sale price $197.97 Save $302.00

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Distillery Notes:
You start with a hare-brained idea, you bring together three unique casks, two masters in their own right, and a whole lot of heat and smoke… what do you get? You get the Distillery’s first ever barbecue-inspired whisky – Ardbeg BizarreBQ. Cooked up by renowned Master Distiller, Dr Bill Lumsden, alongside bona-fide god of the grill, Christian Stevenson (AKA DJ BBQ), this mouth-watering malt packs a meaty, peaty punch.

The same way it is with grilling, there’s one vital element in creating our first BBQ-inspired malt – fire. Toasting a selection of three casks, double charred oak casks, Pedro Ximénez sherry casks and BBQ casks, this combined recipe comes together to bring a sweet, tangy, smoky flavour… perfect for BBQ!
101.8 proof

Tasting Notes:
AROMA: Puffs of charcoal and soot mingle with smoky wood and aromatic herbs and spices. Treacle toffee, hickory smoked ham and cinnamon-dusted espresso rise up.
A splash of water releases distinctively sharp citrus aromas, along with herbal notes such as fennel and aniseed. Grilled artichokes and a suggestion of seared meat sizzles the senses. The undeniable smell of bonfire and BBQ embers lingers in the background.

TASTE: The mouthfeel is alive with spice, like BBQ ribs smothered in chilli. A myriad of deep, warming smoke follows close behind in flame-grilled steak, chilli oil, cured leather and clove. Ginger, aniseed and tar crackle on the palate with an aromatic woodsmoke edge.

FINISH: The massive, hot aftertaste lingers on and on, with more grilled artichoke, black olives and a sooty note that slowly simmers away.

Best Single Malt Scotch (NAS), Best New Scotch Release, 94 Points, Top 15 Whiskies Of 2023 - Intl Whisky Competition
Gold - Intl Spirits Challenge 2023
94 Points, Great Value - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2023
"Intensely smoky on the nose, with hints of peppered beef, burnt hickory, warm olives, and espresso. The smoke motif is omnipresent on the palate, but this potent whisky strikes a balance with lifting touches of burnt orange peel, cherries and herbs."