Size750mLProof104 (52% ABV)*Please note that the ABV of this bottle may vary
Created as a homage to a very special celebration of the rich Islay culture, this Drum features a wondrous interplay of that classic savory smokiness and the fruity rum-cask touched aromas. Yes, you heard that right — it is the first Ardbeg that got the privilege of enjoying its finishing period in rum casks!
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About Ardbeg Drum Committee Release Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Every year in the last week of May, a group of whisky aficionados assembles for a very special event — an event celebrating the rich culture of the Scottish island of Islay and of course, the fruitful spirit of whisky production. And every year, no vehicle is safe — the harvesters and hatchbacks get all jazzed up and transformed into colorful mobile gardens that parade from the alluring pier of Port Ellen past the doors of Ardbeg distillery. And if you’re not among those lucky few attendees, Ardbeg offers you an exceptional condolence prize — their Drum Committee Release, made exclusively as a homage to the cheery occasion. This single malt Scotch whiskey was aged in ex-bourbon casks and finished in rum casks, making it the very first batch blessed with this privilege. Bottled at 52% ABV and non-chill filtered, the single malt features a collaboration of Ardbeg’s classic smoky profile and the bright and fruity flavors left behind by that special rum cask touch.
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The southernmost of the Inner Hebridean Scottish Isles, the island of Islay (pronounced EYE-lah) is only 240 square miles and home to just over 3,000 inhabitants. Still, the island is one of just five distilling regions in Scotland whose identity is protected by law.
Ardbeg Distillery, which is situated on the southern coast of Islay, was founded in 1815 by the MacDougall family. By 1886, nearly one-third of the population of Islay worked at the distillery and today, it stands as a testament to Scottish heritage and tradition.
Scotch is the most popular whisky in the world and is considered the king of them all! There are five whisky regions in Scotland (six if you count the not officially recognized Islands), and each of them produces spirits with unique properties and distinct tasting notes. (The type of grain used determents the type of the scotch.)
Malt whisky is made of malted barley, and grain whisky uses other grains like corn or wheat. Most of the time, a whisky is blended from different distilleries hence the name blended scotch, but if a malt whisky is produced in a single distillery, we get something extraordinary called a single malt.
On the nose, this single malt impresses with a fragrant mingle of pine resin, woodsmoke and seaspray, accompanied by the sweetness of fresh vanilla pods, ripe bananas, and pineapple. The palate excites with lavender, licorice, and vanilla aromas, with notes of peat, salinity, and dark chocolate in the background. The finish is long and smoky.