Ardbeg Distillery Drum The Ultimate Limited Edition
|Single Malt Scotch
|United Kingdom, Scotland, Islay
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. Color: 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.