Drum Major is a small whisky range from Inver House Distillers bottled mainly for the Eastern European market.
It consists of four single malt expressions representing four Scottish whisky producing regions – Islay, Lowland, Highland and Speyside – all bottled as 6 years old. Inver House owns five distilleries in Scotland – two in Highlands (Balblair and Old Pulteney) and three in Speyside (Balmenach, Knockdhu and Speyburn). The company does not reveal, which distilleries supply whisky for the brand, in case of Lowland it is probably Auchentoshan. Inver House Distillers was established in 1964 as subsidiary of Philadelphia based Publicker Industries. It is currently owned ThaiBev.
Nose: malty and grassy, caramel, vanilla, lemon peel, drop of apple juice, hay and oak shavings.
Palate: slightly spirity, breakfast cereals, brown sugar, hints of vanilla and white pepper, apples and delicate oaky dryness.
Finish: not too long, malty, vanilla, caramel and oak.