70cl / 46% abv
Every year Ardbeg release a limited edition to celebrate Ardbeg Day at the Islay Festival and 2019's release is Ardbeg Drum, inspired by Islay's history of carnivals. In a first for Ardbeg, this release has been matured in ex-bourbon casks and then rested for a time in ex-rum casks from the Americas.
Nose: pine and woodsmoke alongside ripe banana and pineapple, with cocoa powder and cinnamon.
Palate: waves of smoke with tar and creosote and a dry peppery mouthfeel, before cloves, ginger and dark chocolate.
Finish: intense Ardbeg smoke with coffee liqueur and sweet spices.