Review: Ardbeg Drum Committee Release

Paid: $100 for 750ml

Distilled/Owned by: Ardbeg / LVHM

Region: Islay

52% ABV

Aged For: NAS

Mashbill: 100% malted barley

Cask Type: Ex-bourbon, finished in ex-rum casks from the Americas

Chill Filtered: No

Color Added: No

Color: White wine

Drank: Neat, in a glencairn

Nose: Bright and fresh, white wine, pear, pine, gentle smoke, citrus, pineapple, honey, malt, and vanilla

Feel: Medium body and slightly supple

Taste: Smoked pepper, vanilla, honey, rum creaminess, sweet peat, lime, banana, smoked & cured meats, pineapple

Finish: Medium-long length and a medium to warm finish. Bits of oak, peat, pepper, and chocolate.

Thoughts: The rum finish adds a few light fruit notes to the Ardbeg profile. An above average dram.

Score: 81 out of 100

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