Top 10 Whiskies of 2019 – No. 10
This is my choice for No.10, in 2019. This limited-edition single malt from Ardbeg distillery “Drum” was released for Ardbeg Day, during Feis Ile 2019. In a first for the Distillery, Ardbeg have taken Ardbeg Scotch Whisky from ex Bourbon casks, rested it for a while in ex rum casks from the Americas.
Nose: Woodsmoke, ripe banana, pineapple, smoked apples, distant ginger
Palate: Clove liquorice and ginger
Finish: Roasted coffee liqueur and sweet spices