8.7 (1)
Brand
Ardbeg
Expression
Drum Limited Edition
Whisky type
Single Malt
Distillery
Ardbeg Distillery
Origin
Islay, Scotland
Year launched/bottled
2019
ABV.
46.00%
In collection
21×

Review by Ardbeg

Colour

Dark gold.

Nose

Smoked apple and pineapple, ripe banana, fragrant pine resin and subtle woodsmoke. Dry coco powder, cinnamon and ginger spiced dates and floating lavender notes.

Palate

Peppery texture, huge smoky palate, oil, tar, creosote, rich dark chocolate. A treasure of spices clove, liquorice and ginger mingles with smoked vanilla.

Finish

Intense smoke on the finish, more spice with a sweet coffee liqueur finish.

Note

his years Limited Edition bottling, Ardbeg Drum, a scrumptious jamboree of flavours and the perfectly peaty excuse for a party.

Inspired by Islays rich history of carnivals, this whisky is a bottling imbued with the ultimate influence of carnival spirit, rum. In a first for the Distillery, we have taken Ardbeg single malt from ex-Bourbon casks, rested it awhile in ex-rum casks from the Americas, giving usArdbeg Drum.

Discover a mass of complex flavours as they parade across the palate. Fragrant pine resin and woodsmoke dance alongside ripe banana and pineapple, before lavender, liquorice and vanilla strut into a long, smoky finish a downright wondrous paradiddle of aromas.