When it comes to the smokier side of scotch whisky, there’s nothing quite like the south coast of the beautiful isle of Islay to give you a peaty smack about the chops.
The distilleries of Laphroaig, Lagavulin and Ardbeg sit nestled along the rugged Islay coastline within a couple of miles of each other, each one delivering deliciously different smokey drams. And right now for Cyber Monday, you can experience a taste of the magical island with Amazon knocking 18% from the price of the Ardbeg Monsters Of Smoke tasting set. It’s down from £39 to £31.96 (opens in new tab) – and would make for a great gift or a wee tipple for yourself.
The pack contains three 20cl bottles from Ardbeg’s core range: the Ardbeg 10, Ardbeg An Oa and Ardbeg’s 5-year-old Wee Beastie. It’s a great way to try a few drams before putting the money down for a full bottle. But if you ARE on the hunt for full bottles at a discount, Amazon also have you covered – but best be quick as the Cyber Monday deals will be ending in the UK son.
You can pick up a bottle of Ardbeg Uigeadail – just ask for an ‘oogy’ at the bar – for £57.99 (opens in new tab), that’s down from its RRP of £66. This is a formidable dram, mixing ex-bourbon and ex-sherry cask maturation for a rich, delicious experience.
A 70cl bottle of the Ardbeg 10, which features in the Monsters Of Smoke pack, can also be picked up with 20% off at Amazon – down from £47.50 to £37.99 (opens in new tab). This is my favourite Ardbeg expression – lots of lemon and lime notes, with a punch of peat. A cracker.
The Ardbeg An Oa can also be picked up with 11% off too – down from £49.50 to £43.90 (opens in new tab). Lots of aniseed flavours for me this one and a good alternative to the 10 year old.
And don’t forget, we’ve got our Cyber Monday alcohol deals page which features a range of bang for your buck bottles. Enjoy!
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