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Bottle with gift box - 70 cL

Ardbeg Heavy Vapours Limited Edition

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Packed with full-blown flavour and a long, bold, lingering finish, this limited-edition release from Ardbeg is the first of its whiskies to be distilled without the use of a purifier, the apparatus on the still that's responsible for maintaining the distillery's trademark balance of extreme peat and floral fruitiness.
This unconventional distilling disrupts that usual balance, allowing the heaviest and most untamed vapours to rise up the still before being captured, matured in classic Ardbeg casks and bottled at 46% ABV. It is a truly unforgettable whisky.
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ARDBEG DR BILL LUMSDEN

TASTING NOTES:
Full-blown flavour

Appearance

Pale straw

Aroma

Intense, pungent and aromatic with hints of sweetness – expect a distinctive farmyard scent drifting along with a crunchy aroma of creosote or tar. A splash of water disturbs the vapours and billows of dark chocolate cream laced with smoked artichoke emerge.

Taste

On the palate, darker flavours and notes arise. A burst of bittersweetness surges with flavours of ashy coal, cardamom, peppermint and ground coffee. Dark chocolate and eucalyptus then roll in, obscuring the fruit and floral notes usually found at the heart of Ardbeg whiskies, followed by wisps of aniseed and cinnamon.

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Dr Bill Lumsden

Director of Whisky Creation, Ardbeg

HOW TO ENJOY WHISKY

HOW TO ENJOY:
Ardbeg Limited Edition Heavy Vapours

  • How to serve - Enjoy neat, with a little water or with 2-3 large rocks of ice.
     
  • Service temperature - Room temperature
     
  • When to drink - Ready to drink
     
  • Alcohol by volume - 46 % Vol.
     
  • Storage advice - Store upright in a cool, dark, dry place.
     
  • Health warning - Contains sulphites
     
  • Closure - Cap with cork
BLEND & ORIGIN ARDBEG

BLEND AND ORIGIN:
Ardbeg Limited Edition Heavy Vapours

Unlike the distillation of its other whiskies – where the alcohol vapours rise up from the still to enter a purifier, capturing some of the heavier compounds and resulting in a fruitier, balanced spirit – this has been distilled without the purifier.
 

Distilling a whisky without a purifier is unprecedented for Ardbeg and after this intriguing process, the Heavy Vapours spirit is matured in ex-bourbon casks to further develop its intense, smoky flavour, and then bottled without an age statement.
 

As usual, this release is non-chill filtered to retain maximum flavour, body and depth.
 

Bottled to mark Ardbeg Day 2023, its unusual distillation process and resulting flavour has been brought to life in an accompanying graphic novel created by celebrated comic artist and illustrator, Dilraj Mann.

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Ardbeg Heavy Vapours Limited Edition
Bottle with gift box - 70 cL