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Ardbeg Drum

(70cl, 46%)

Ardbeg Drum

Ardbeg Drum Bottling Note

Drum roll, please! It's this year's limited edition Ardbeg release for Ardbeg Day, Ardbeg Drum! Released at Fèis Ìle and around the world, the single malt brings together the best of both Islay and the Caribbean, as it was matured in bourbon casks and then treated to a finish in casks that previously held rum. The final result is a delicious, smoky and fruity party, truly capturing the carnival spirit.

This bottle was part of a private collection - if you'd like more detailed photos just get in touch!

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Bonfire wood smoke intertwines with earthy pine, as sweeter tropical aromas of ripe banana, banana bread and pineapple come to the fore. Some richer notes of dark chocolate and candied ginger add depth.

Palate: Loads of spices, with pepper, clove, cinnamon and more ginger surrounded by swirls of earthy smoke, with sweeter notes of liquorice, even more dark chocolate and vanilla pod.

Finish: Roasted, slightly burnt coffee beans, and sweet cinnamon and cocoa.

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Ardbeg Drum Reviews

Lovely smoky dram

Love this dram. Full of character and taste

7th April 2021

Nice, but....

Tried a dram last week. Powerful with lots of complexity, but I can't bring myself to splash out that kind of money for a bottle, other than for collector's purposes. It just wasn't a home run. Buy a Uigeadail and console yourself with the money you saved. Cheers from Canada!

7th October 2020

Honest Ardbeg Fan

Dear Prof.Lunsden, when you do a limited released, make sure it's better than your solid core range esp. Uigeadall & Corryvrek especially when it's priced twice as much. I am disappointed with your Drum.

3rd September 2019

Save your £ for Traigh Bhan

Very unArdbeg like. When my missus started loving it, I know it's a crowd pleaser. Strange but true.

1st September 2019

Just a novelty ... The romance of the Feis Ile.

I don't see what's the fuss all about. Only novelty it's a limited Feis Ile released. Don't get me wrong, I am a big Islay fan and Ardbeg is my religion. This is a far cry from their core range Uige and Corryvrek. Ardbeg is synonymous with power and it's a masculine whisky, not for the faint hearted. This is pretty lame off a decent weak Islay with some fruity notes. Only for collector keeping it as a trophy for bragging right. Every year the Feis Ile offering is on the decline. Hope to see an improvement next year. Save your hard earn dosh.

28th August 2019

A celebratory Dram

Had this together with the Committee release during the Feis Ile festival. The extra abv cask strength didn't work on this dram, actually u prefered this limited version. Bursting with flavours, ripe tropical fruits and the peat smoke came across like roasting a porcine with campfire. Very refine for an Ardbeg and the almagam of flavours was very persistent to the finish. This dram will make you a very happy man.

26th August 2019

Great scotch with abundance of taste!

I love it! The best sweet smoky dram I’ve had in a long time. Full of character and taste! Don’t listen to the stuffed shirts. Buy it, enjoy it, and stand up for your own review. Neat or rocks, it performs!

22nd July 2019

Lively Dram

A lively dram- Ardbeg Drum -
Taste of ardbeg peat with the sweetness of tropical fruits like banana and pineapples and loads of spice.

19th July 2019


I wont pay 110€ for a underaged nas.
Even if they paint the whole bottle in raibow colours.

9th June 2019

Nice, but not worth the price.

Tried some yesterday. I like Ardbeg, so I liked it, but I could barely detect any influence from the rum cask, and couldn’t distinguish it from a standard release.

7th June 2019

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