The 2019 release from Ardbeg sees the unveiling of the Drum, a celebration of Islay’s rich history of carnivals with a flamboyant Caribbean twist and the first ever rum finished whisky to be released by the distillery. Matured in ex-bourbon casks and rested in ex-rum casks from the Americas. Bottled at 46%.
Nose: Smoked apple and pineapple, ripe banana, fragrant pine resin and subtle woodsmoke. Dry cocoa 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.