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Ardbeg Drum

Overall rating
84.98/100
votes
166
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Bottled
2019
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Cask / Ex-Rum Cask Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
L2351167
Barcode
5010494950489
Bottled for
Feis Ile 2019
Added on
03 May 2019 9:37 am by Slàinte Mhath
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 146,52

54 × in wishlist

166 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Drum

20 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.98 points

  1. ARDBERG scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The streak of downgrading Ardbeg with yet another uninspired Feis bottling continues.

    Nothing to write home about, other than saying, I won't pick up a bottle.

    Sad. Very sad.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. whiskygold scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    My Opinion in German ;)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95G7Paf4rHQ

  3. Archer scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately, the "Limited Edition" with 46% does not make it any better than the Committee Release. One tastes Islay, one finds Ardbeg, but all in all, the whisky looks very young, uninspired, arbitrary and - yes, that too, unfortunately - boring.
    • Nose
      82 82
      The first nose, association: green.
      Freshly peeled branches, still immature, green banana, just mown meadow. Lemon juice. Cold peat smoke, overflowing ashtray.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Mild, slightly oily onset. Quite strong, dry smoke that immediately engulfs the entire tongue. Lemon drops, canned pineapple and peach. Herbe herbs. Salt, tar.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Dry, short to medium long. Liquorice, citrus purifier, tar, dark chocolate.

  4. Pollenflug scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Help Ardbeg ...
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  5. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    For those willing to shell a few extra pounds/euros/dollars, this is a nice variation on what modern Ardbeg has to offer.
    • Nose
      The peat smoke is subtle in this one, leaving room for plenty of other aromas. Well-rounded and somewhat creamy, with mushy banana, cinnamon apple, pineapple and apricots. Finally even some candy hearts, and a floral whiff.
    • Taste
      Pretty creamy mouthfeel too. Somewhat more spicy (nutmeg, cinnamon, even a hit of ginger), and lots of dry smoke and ashes. It has a sugary sweetness though, alongside vanilla and lime.
    • Finish
      Lingering salt and smoke and vanilla.

  6. wisekycourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    exit 2019!
    Rum cask in finish!
    • Nose
      Rum!
      the characteristic woody, sugar too
      yellow fruits, a little on the undifferentiated exotic fruits
      back vanilla
      a little smoke
    • Taste
      spices ahead!
      sugar again, soaked wood, fruit still on the peach, the mango!
      the dry smoke, then the soft and fine peat explode without being disgusting.
      a slightly salty and sweet side interesting!
    • Finish
      the peat resumes its rights!
      fruits always yellow, concentrated, maderized a little, certainly sweet !!
      final long enough in the glass.

  7. Achany scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    yeah, I admit ... I am biased. I do like rum Barrels quite a lot. nosing brings a lot of bananas, sweet Tropical fruit, only slight hints of smoke. on the palate there the fruity sweetness is accompanied with a salty, peaty note. some spices and herbs, just lovely. Only the finish is way too short. Fine expression of Ardbeg, not typical.
    Tasted and bought at the Ardbeg Day on Götzis, Vorarlberg
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Rien scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Reakwoon scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. wisekycourse scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    sweet peat with a back woody and spicy molasses rum.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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