Ardbeg Drum - Committee Release

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
The Ardbeg Committee
Ex-Bourbon Cask / Ex-Rum Cask Finish
52.0 % Vol.
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
Bottled for
Members of the Ardbeg Committee
Added on
30 Aug 2018 10:19 am by thebase
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 361.51

57 × in wishlist

402 × member ratings

1982 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Drum - Committee Release

55 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.60 points

  1. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Okay, let's recap.
    Quote Homepage Ardbeg: "Ardbeg Drum is a delicious Jamboree of various flavors: Ardbeg Scotch whisky from former bourbon barrels, which matured in former rum barrels. In addition to notes of bananas and pineapple, scented pine resin, wood smoke and sea spray dance. Lavender, liquorice and vanilla linger in rich, dark chocolate before everything ends in a long, smoky reverberation. "End quote.
    Of course, one can - of course - be divided about what is "delicious". A Nachreifung in rum barrels is of course complete nonsense. The stored at most in barrels that camped next to barrels. Bananas? Yes, okay, there was. But there was nothing dancing there. Lavender? Well, with a lot of goodwill. Chocolate? Try again. He was smoky, the "reverberation". Not long.
    Once again, this is a committee release. From A rdbe g. Any questions? Yes. For example, where, please, the quality is, which justifies an initial issue price of 95 euros - in words: ninety-five. That can not really be serious, Ardbeggians, or.
    Sorry, but this bottling was a sentence with x.
    (And just so that there are no misunderstandings here: These are not "hate-tasting notes" of a customer who was too short on the bottle.) On the day of issue, I bought two bottles of this bottling.)
    • Nose
      As bright as it appears in the glass, it smells so bright: smoked pear slices, a freshly mown meadow, green grapes, sap, green branches. Something metallic. Bad luck, if he should not really be that (which I doubt), but all in all he smells "immature" and young. Machine oil and fresh tar, freshly caught fish, served with a dash of lemon.
    • Taste
      Dry onset with a hearty-spicy smoky note. Smoked ham resonates. Roasted lemon peel. Pear juice. Quick black pepper and a little chilli spice. Curry bananas. So, and now? Already layer in the shaft? Seems like that, the miner's lamp at least does not burn anymore. So get out of here.
    • Finish
      Medium long would be exaggerated, something just before short. Dry. The smoke, however, still quite intense, next to pear, lemon and black pepper.

  2. jjkmlss did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Ardbeg needs to suspend it's releasing for a while and produce some REAL WHISKY, rather than keep giving these trash-like 7 year-old nas

  3. crazyji did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Save your money. You can make your own Drum at home. Pour a dram of Ardbeg Ten, add a half of teaspoon of brown sugar, a drop of molasses and garnish with pineapple. Ya Mon!

  4. ASWhisky scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    beautiful typical Ardbeg
    the rum goes well
    young honest
    you can feel the good potential

    He was fun and tasted me
    • Nose
      beautiful bright Ardbeg smoke with sweetness
      Fish and a lot of lemon
      bright dry caramel
      the sweetness behind the smoke is very clear

      in Blender's is still
      old leather shoe
      wet sand
      Salt, iodine

      in Snifter one can now smell this tart floral note
      and dry silt

      and because you know it, you smell rum
    • Taste
      cool start
      bright notes
      typical young Ardbeg
      reminds of very young and still young
      on the tongue and palate first caramelized sweetness
      then peppery smoke and wood ash
    • Finish
      very pleasant
      Sweet merges with smoke in ashes
      moist on the palate
      later the barrel will stay with rum

  5. Griller76 scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    This is the hitherto most miserable whisky from the Ardbeg Comittee Edition. As a customer, Ardbeg has completely lost me now. Here is matured whisky without a noteworthy character at high prices quickly sold. The stupid is the customer.
    I am very happy to have just had a sample of it and not even bought a whole bottle of it!
    • Nose
      73 73
      artificial vanillin, an undefinable artificial note, butterscotch, shortbread, light formic acid, light butyric acid, artificial bitter almond baking flavor
    • Taste
      81 81
      flat, smoky, thin, medicinal, phenolic, sweet
    • Finish
      81 81
      burning medical sweetness, nothing special!

  6. Crazybuffon scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Those who can’t feel the rum and don’t like it probably have some problems of nose or palate.

  7. Othorion scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    I am disappointed by the colleague! From the influence of the rome I notice very little, a little bit of banana and with some time and a lot of imagination also pineapple, but otherwise a pretty common, young smoker! Not a bad whisky, but by far the weakest committee release I know!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Whiskydanny did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Omg all you aggro guys who low rate cause you didn't get one bottle. Do sports.

  9. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    He really is not my case. What kind of rum would that have been? Definitely a "dirtier" and spicier I would guess.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Ashy smoke, slightly greasy touch, youthful touch, then acidity, sour cucumbers, freshly cut grass, phenolic, in the second nose I get a mixture of tar and black bread - quite strange
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very sweet smoke, quite creamy, here are also fruity notes of peach and grapes, ashen, also a hint of sour cucumbers although a weaker than in the nose, the second sip is almost watery even though more pressure comes from the smoke
    • Finish
      81 81
      Oak spice, some bitter and metallic smoke, very idiosyncratic notes at the end, that goes in the direction of musty and wet Warehouseboden

  10. Dirk did not rate this whisky Super Administrator

    510 bottles in the collection, who is going to open the first bottle ;-)


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