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Ardbeg Drum Committee Release

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  • Distiller:

    Ardbeg

  • Bottler:

    Ardbeg

  • ABV:

    52%

  • Age:

    NAS

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: I do catch a healthy squeeze of orange oil early on as the body builds, but it’s fleeting, providing a quick burst of sweetness that, tragically, fades before you really have the chance to grab hold.
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  • Raided Score: 79
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: Did they tell anyone where the rum casks were coming from? It’s okay, it’s just very forgettable in my book, or just whisky for flippers. What was that again?
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The taste is smoky and tart with lime, lemon, grilled pineapple, and sweet barbecue smoke that fades to reveal hints of brine and dried flowers.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The palate is oily, with chocolate, earl grey tea, canned peaches, incense smoke, asphalt, leather, oak, and black pepper.
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  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Total peat bomb. It's a bit thin, and a bit hot, but I expect that to pair with what I assume is very relative youth as well.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: There are other rum finished Scotch whisky releases out there, but I haven’t had one with such a peat influence.
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  • Intro:

    I tasted this dram blind and then got the reveal at a later time, so keep that in mind as you read through these notes.

  • Nose:

    Big hit of sweet cream, lime, soap stone, ash and sea air. Fainy iodine, mostly ashy and burning wood. Minerality is real nice.

  • Taste:

    Thin, hot, loaded with ash and smoke. Bready, yeasty, fresh baked cake. Musty, some ash, a bit hot overall.

  • Finish:

    Short, very very ashy, loads of smoke, increasing heat.

  • Overall:

    Total peat bomb. It's a bit thin, and a bit hot, but I expect that to pair with what I assume is very relative youth as well.

  • Score:

    5

  • By t8ke
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