Ardbeg Australian Exclusive - Cask 2668

Ardbeg Australian Exclusive - Cask 2668

Regular price $100,000.00
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Uniting herbal elegance with intense smoke, this rare single malt whisky embodies the balanced complexity which sets Ardbeg apart. Distilled in 2000, its smoky spirit was laid down in a superior refill bourbon cask, for particularly subtle wood notes. As it matured, the sooty, oaky complexity of this cask caught Dr Bill Lumsden’s attention. Imagining how age might further enhance the whisky’s distinctive taste, he singled out Cask No. 2668 for an exceptionally long maturation. More than 20 years later, the single malt showcases all the contrasts for which Ardbeg is so loved. With aromas of fennel and coriander and tastes of coffee, leather and smoke, it wonderfully balances peaty power alongside herbal finesse.


Service temperature - Room temperature
Storage advice - Store upright in a cool, dark, dry place
Closure - Cap with Cork
Health warning - Contains sulphites
Alcohol by volume - 43.0%
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Appearance:  Pale gold

Aroma: Extraordinarily herbal, with fennel, coriander, pine resin and moss underlaid by deeper notes of leather, aniseed, tar and coffee. More herbal and fruity layers then emerge with smoked lime. A little water reveals a distinctive briny note along with toffee and oak.

Taste: A rich, smooth and spicy mouthfeel leads to extraordinary depths of aniseed-flavoured toffee, espresso, oak tannins, leather and salted caramel.


Enjoy neat, with a little water or 2-3 large rocks of ice.


Islay, Scotland. Founded in 1815, the Ardbeg distillery is revered by connoisseurs around the world as the peatiest, smokiest and most complex of all the Islay malts, while being renowned for its delicious sweetness, a phenomenon known as “the peaty paradox”. Regarded today as the “Ultimate Islay Malt”, Ardbeg is a distinctive whisky with a compelling history. During the 1980s and 1990s, Ardbeg suffered from an uncertain future and was purchased by The Glenmorangie Company in 1997. Since then, the distillery has risen like a phoenix and today Ardbeg is well established as a niche, cult malt, with a passionate following.