Ardbeg Drum Limited Edition

This year’s Limited Edition bottling, Ardbeg Drum, a scrumptious jamboree of flavours and the perfectly peaty excuse for a party.

Inspired by Islay’s 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 us…Ardbeg 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.

Ardbeg Drum – let the rumbustious revelry begin!

Non chill-filtered at 46.0% ABV.

tasting notes

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.

Taste

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.

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