Ardbeg Scorch Limited Edition

Bottled to celebrate Ardbeg Day 2021 and Islay’s definitely-real-and-totally-not-made-up flavour breathing dragon, Ardbeg Scorch is a dram with an almost mythical flavour profile. 

Our whisky wizards have been hard at work, chanting incantations and conjuring spirits, concocting one of the Distillery’s most fantastical whiskies yet. Matured in ex-Bourbon American oak casks, fiercely charred and packed with smoke, discover lair upon lair of flavour in Ardbeg Scorch.


ABV 46%

This edition of Ardbeg Scorch will be available in the below countries – if an exact date isn’t specified, make sure you’re a Member of the Ardbeg Committee to be kept up to date!

25th May 2021

Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, South Africa, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan & UK. End of May in Finland.

June 2021

Sweden, USA, Norway, Czech Republic, Russia, Singapore, Australia

TBC (keep checking your Committee emails!)

Canada, China, New Zealand

tasting notes


Bright brushed gold


On the nose, frighteningly intense aromas of soot and smoke lie in wait. Hints of aniseed and fragrant patchouli interlace with bold notes of quenched steel and saddle soap. With a drop of water, herbal top notes of briarwood, sage and pine wisp their way to the fore.


Take a sip and experience lair upon lair of flavour. An oily mouthfeel grips the senses. Billowy clouds of sweet smoke and dragon charred oak permeate the palate, while grilled fare and black liquorice weave between notes of medicinal lozenge.


A long and heroic finale, with a subtle tarry aftertaste. A finish that will drag on, well into its happily ever after.



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