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Ardbeg Perpetuum

(70cl, 47.4%)

Ardbeg Perpetuum

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Ardbeg Perpetuum Bottling Note

In 1815, the Ardbeg distillery was founded by John McDougall on the Isle of Islay. In 2015, Ardbeg Perpetuum was released during Fèis Ìle 2015 in celebration of their 200th anniversary. Dr. Bill Lumsden has created a full-bodied Islay single malt, rich in coastal peat, smoked meat and well-rounded vanilla notes, using a blend of whiskies both young and old, matured in both bourbon and Sherry casks. Here’s to the first 200 years - and to the next 200 years too!

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Ardbeg Perpetuum Reviews

Absolutely fine

Perpentuum is is pretty fine for everyone who appreciates Whisky and not some sugar loaded liquer.

17th April 2019

Through the smoke, vanilla.

Ardbeg 10, but much more refined. Downside is the price.

19th January 2018

Vanilla and cracked pepper

sipping a glass now... I would in fact save a few bucks and opt for the Ardberg 10 year. With this Perpetuum, I do enjoy the smoothness and vanilla/peppercorn notes. A sweet, smokey hit, which I enjoy, but not as much as the 10 year. Steep price for diminished reward.

2nd July 2017

Kevin

Thin coatline with small beads and legs run slowly reflecting low oil content and higher ABV.
Colour slightly darker than 10 year old, suggesting a very short finish in a sherry cask, unless of course that was a Fino sherry and accompanying dryness which is present, but I suspect Oloroso.
Nose - slighter smoke than usual, chocolate hit, ashy and some gunpowder,, slight dried fruits mainly raisin, slight hint of banana and pear reflecting isoamyl acetate. A licorice background. Slight inside of a teapot aroma. The feinty aromas are typical of the Kildaltons and not surprising given that 60%+ of the phenols are in the feints.
Palate - salty, peat smoke is quite strong, chilli and pepper from 1st fill American Casks. A bit of a wolf in sheets clothing given the reduced Ardbeg smokiness in the nose.
Finish - slightly smoke, slightly sweet, tannic, medium length
Conclusion - is it worth the money? Not in comparison to other Ardbegs, but I have just opened the bottle and to be fair it will probably sharpen up considerably. I prefer the 10 year old over any of the other Ardbegs and Corryvreckan, Uigeadail and Dark Cove over this NAS. Still a nice enough peated whisky and more gentle than most others of the Kildalton strains.

29th October 2016

lovely dram

my first bottle from ARDBEG me and friend loved it will be trying others from them

12th October 2016

Paul

A complete insult to my taste buds and a regretful waste of good money.

20th August 2016

After reading those reviews..

Wow, after reading those reviews I am to scared to try a bottle of this. I want to continue loving Ardbeg. I've tried 10 Year, Corryvreckan and Uigeadail so far.

29th June 2016

Much better then the 10yo

Have added some sweetness to the original 10yo, very nice!

28th January 2016

Nice and sleek

A kind Ardbeg. Smoked ham comes to mind. I am enjoying my first bottle.

29th December 2015

It's not older,.....so what.

I shared a bottle of this with eight whisky friends at a holiday party last night. Sure, it seems on the younger side but I found it vibrant, fresh and well made. What's wrong with that? Nose - smoke, light peat, vanilla, some ash, white fruits. Palate - smoked pears, some white pepper, sweet/light peat, salted cotton candy, some lemon grass and a slight, salty smoked ham note. Finish - medium. What can I say,..is it the finest dram I've ever had? No, but I enjoyed it very much. Sure it's pricey but what do you expect from the current most fashionable scotch whisky maker? We polished off the bottle so I'll be buying another one today.

13th December 2015

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