Ardbeg Perpetuum

Peated Single Malt

Ardbeg // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    84
  • Avg. Rating

    3.87
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 183 )

Perpetuum was created to help celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Ardbeg distillery. Released on Ardbeg Day (30th of May 2015), this whisky was created by Dr. Bill Lumsden, Ardbeg’s Director of Distilling and Whisky Creation, who used some very old and some young Ardbeg for this bottling. Former bourbon and sherry casks were used in the maturation. This whisky was non chill-filtered and bottled at 94.8 proof. It is a limited edition release.

  • age
    NAS
  • abv
    47.4
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type
    ex-bourbon & ex-Sherry

Tasting Notes

"The whisky's nose is bright and lively with seawater, citrus fruits, and seaweed on the forefront. The heavier aromas of leather, peat smoke, and sweet malt are present, but allow those other notes to stand up and be recognized. On the palate, however, the whisky seems to race to the finish line with a smoky, salty, and spicy profile taking it there. There is no middle to the whisky, only a beginning and an end. The aftertaste is limited to the usual suspects found in Ardbeg--meaty, seaweed-y, and most of all smoky which makes it seem as if you are a chimney exhaling your contents."

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Flavor Profile

Peaty & Smoky