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.)
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.
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.
Medium long would be exaggerated, something just before short. Dry. The smoke, however, still quite intense, next to pear, lemon and black pepper.