Ardbeg Drum Committee Release
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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. Read Full Review 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? Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review 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. Read Full Review
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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.
Big hit of sweet cream, lime, soap stone, ash and sea air. Fainy iodine, mostly ashy and burning wood. Minerality is real nice.
Thin, hot, loaded with ash and smoke. Bready, yeasty, fresh baked cake. Musty, some ash, a bit hot overall.
Short, very very ashy, loads of smoke, increasing heat.
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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