This year, Ardbeg is adding a dash of carnival colour to
their customary Ardbeg Day ritual, in celebration of
the Islay’s passion for festivity.
Inspired by Islay’s rich history of carnivals, Ardbeg will
release a limited edition bottling imbued with the
ultimate influence of carnival spirit, rum. In a first for
the Distillery, Ardbeg have taken Ardbeg Scotch
Whisky from ex Bourbon casks, rested it awhile in ex
rum casks from the Americas, giving them…Ardbeg
Ardbeg Drum is non chill
filtered and bottled at 46% ABV.
Drum, fragrant pine resin and woodsmoke dance alongside ripe banana and
pineapple in a downright wondrous paradiddle of aromas, before parading into
smoked apples and dry cocoa powder. Distant ginger, spiced dates and cinnamon sway
into floating notes of lavender.
the palate, waves of smoke, tar and creosote cascade into a dry peppery
mouthfeel. Clove, liquorice and ginger strut towards rich notes of dark chocolate and
smoke, roasted coffee liqueur and a treasure trove of sweet spices come
together in one deliciously complex crescendo.