Ardbeg is offering whisky lovers the chance to win a ‘monster night in’ this Halloween

Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 2:27 pm
Updated Wednesday, 28th October 2020, 2:41 pm

Ardbeg is offering whisky lovers the chance to win a ‘monster night in’ this Halloween - as they dispatch a crew of mummies, mutants, and sea creatures to deliver complimentary cocktails and mixology sessions to doorsteps across the UK.

The Distillery’s monster delivery service will give fans in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and Islay the chance to receive a Monster Night In pack - with all the ingredients for a tongue-tingling Halloween movie night, including a delicious Ardbeg Wee Beastie smoky cocktail.

Competition winners can expect a bang on the door sometime between 29 and 31 October, as bike-riding, box-wielding monsters take to the streets to personally present them with their prize.

B-Movie-inspired monsters prepare to deliver Ardbeg Wee Beastie cocktails and other treats to whisky fans in London. Photo credit : David Parry/PA Wire

A handful of winners will also be selected to win a “Knocktail Experience”: not only will they receive a special stash of Halloween treats including a bottle of Ardbeg Wee Beastie and Amazon Fire Stick, but they’ll also get a visit from their own personal monster mixologist – who’ll concoct a cocktail, right on their doorstep.

Colin Gordon, Ardbeg’s recently appointed Distillery Manager, said: “Our trusty team of creature couriers will ensure winning fans enjoy a Monster Night In this Halloween.

“Ardbeg Wee Beastie is a dram untamed by age, with a formidable bite, so it’s the perfect mouth-watering main ingredient in a creepy cocktail – ideal for ‘fright night’.

“To those who are lucky enough to nab one of these deliveries, I say lock your doors, delve inside and prepare to come face to face with the Wee Beastie.”

B-Movie-inspired monsters prepare to deliver Ardbeg Wee Beastie cocktails and other treats to whisky fans in London. Photo credit: David Parry/PA Wire

Monster deliveries will be made on 29 October (London), 30 October (Manchester), and 31 October (Edinburgh and Islay). Social distancing will, of course, be maintained at all times.

For those not lucky enough to nab a delivery, Ardbeg has also created a series of cocktail recipes perfect for an at-home Halloween. All cocktails are made using Ardbeg Wee Beastie.

Bramble Bite

Add Ardbeg, lemon juice and syrup to a stemmed water goblet ominously half-filled with crushed ice. Muddle a little before hurling in more crushed ice. Drizzle with dripping blackberry liqueur and garnish with a mint sprig and

a blackberry. Woo-Ha Ha Ha...

INGREDIENTS

50ML Ardbeg Wee Beasties20ML Fresh lemon juice10ML Vanilla syrup15ML Blackberry LiqueurMint sprigBlackberry

Bloody Rob Roy

Gleefully add all liquid ingredients to a mixing glass, diabolically stirring for dilution. Strain into a coupe glass, garnish and serve with a wicked grin...

INGREDIENTS

50ML Ardbeg Wee Beastie20ML Sweet vermouth2 dashes angostura bittersOrange twistCherry

Bubble Beast

Capture all liquid ingredients within a Collins glass, stir slowly and menacingly, adding a serving of spine-tingling ice. Top with soda water before garnishing, sinisterly.

INGREDIENTS

50ML Ardbeg Wee Beastie15ML Nocino30ML Carrot juice5ML Tonic syrupApprox. 60-90ML soda water1 pinch of saltBasilSaffron

Ardbeg Wee Beastie is a five-year-old Scotch whisky. It has intense aromas of cracked blacked pepper which mingle with sappy pine resin and a sharp tang of smoke. Suddenly, an explosive mouthfeel bursts forth with chocolate, creosote and tar. Savoury meats sink into the palate before a long salty mouth coating slinks away… revealing the inner beast of this Islay icon.