Ardbeg BizarreBQ

Ardbeg BizarreBQ

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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!


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 - 59.0%
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Appearance: Glowing charcoal embers

Aroma: The nose brings puffs of charcoal and soot, which mingle with smoky wood, aromatic herbs and spices. From there, treacle toffee, hickory-smoked ham and cinnamon-dusted espresso rise up.

Taste: On the palate, the mouthfeel is alive with spice. Deep, warming smoke follows close behind, with notes of flame-grilled steak, chilli oil, cured leather and clove, leading to ginger and aniseed with an aromatic wood-smoke edge. The finish is massive, with a hot, lingering aftertaste introducing grilled artichokes, black olives and a sooty note that slowly simmers away.


The sweet, salty and medicinal notes of this release are flavours that complement the character of all barbecue foods. To enhance the profile of this whisky, serve it with smoky slow-cooked pork shoulder and beef/lamb, and to bring out the brinier notes, try it with seafood such as oysters and lobster.


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.


International Whisky Competition 2023 - Best Single Malt Scotch No Age Statement 2023 1st Place: 94.2pts, Best New Scotch Release 2023: 1st Place - 94.2pts, # 10 in top 15 Whisky of 2023