Moet Hennessy’s Ardbeg Drum
Category – Spirits, whisky, Scotch, Islay, single malt
Available – From 1 March
Location – Available to Ardbeg ‘committee members’ from 1 March, then on global release on Ardbeg Day, 1 June
Price – To committee members: US$119.99 per bottle, general release SRP is $109.99
Moet Hennessy has released details of the latest limited edition Ardbeg single malt Scotch expression to mark this year’s Ardbeg Day. Ardbeg Drum is a no-age-statement expression containing liquid that has been aged in ex-Bourbon casks before being moved to ex-rum casks from the Americas.
“In Ardbeg Drum, a multitude of complex flavours parade across the palate – fragrant pine resin and woodsmoke dance alongside ripe banana and pineapple,” said distillery manager Mickey Heads. “Then lavender, liquorice and vanilla strut into a long, smoky finish.”
Ardbeg Day is traditionally held on the last Saturday of Islay’s ‘Festival of Music & Malt’, known locally as Feis Ile.
Earlier this month, Moet Hennessy’s parent company, LVMH, was linked with Diageo for a speculative move to acquire Pernod Ricard.