Ardbeg Perpetuum

Peated Single Malt

Ardbeg // Islay, Scotland

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  1. Jos-Mass-Espinel

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Almost everything that Ardbeg makes is fantastic. This one was no exception to that rule. Ardbeg Perpetuum was released for Ardbeg Day on 2015 to conmemorate Ardbeg's 200th anniversary. It has a beautiful "infinite symbol" on the label. Bottled at 47.4%abv On the nose, Lemon. Peat is overwhelming, maybe not in a appealing way. Vanilla, Bacon, Lime and Heathery peat. On the palate, it is amazing. Vanilla. Lemon infusion tea. Pepper and Moss. Such and interesting and delicious dram. Perfect score here. Aftertaste is also very interesting, since it has a tobacco cigar note, not a tobacco leaf, but a tobacco cigar. Peat smoke is also present in a great way. Overall this is a very nice dram. A nice tribute to this distillery and its anniversary. 93 out of 100. Sláinte!
  2. MerfyKali

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  3. carlvado

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
  4. carlvado

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    salty, rocky peat balanced with banana, vanilla, citrus aroma
  5. Oustriasx

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  6. Steve-Pod

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  7. Vladimir

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    какой-то прям сладкий ардбег, неожиданно
  8. cascode

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Fresh briny gusts blowing in from the sound. Salt spray, iodine, sea-wrack and a muted but invigorating peat-reek. The distant smoke from an ancient steamer beating its way against the tide. There's citrus and vanilla notes and a hay-like dustiness to the smoke. They say there were sherry casks in this mix but it noses like a very pure bourbon maturation. Those sherry casks were new American oak, for sure. Adding water does not improve the nose - it evolves plastic aromas and loses delicacy. Much better neat. [The dry-glass aroma is strong vanilla. Yep, American oak]. Palate: Brisk and fresh arrival practically crackling with fresh barley. Maritime and salty and in the initial development there is a sudden rush of grapefruit and lemon pepper. The smoke pervades the palate but is outpaced by the citrus notes and it lacks texture a little, being thin, brittle, ashen and light. An almost brackish note like olive brine emerges later. Adding water sweetens but cheapens the profile, and over time it becomes very sweet. Finish: Long. Maritime and sooty with a prolonged sour/sweet aftertaste veering pleasantly towards salted milk chocolate in the finale. The nose is comparatively gentle for an Ardbeg and has a crisp lightness of touch however the palate is a little lacking, but admittedly delicate and elegant. I like the official tasting note that there is no middle to the whisky, just a beginning and end. Truth. There is no evidence of alcohol at any stage - the nose and palate are completely devoid of intrusive ethanol, even at almost 48%. It's probably the most discreet and genteel Ardbeg I've tasted. More than anything, this makes me imagine what peated sea-water would taste like, if you could make such a thing. It is simple, direct, and most likely very young with little cask influence showing. Water doesn't exactly hurt it but it does make the profile more "ordinary". Neither does it open much over time in the glass. Pour this and quaff it neat. I enjoyed this whisky, but it's one of those drams that you score well but think "Would I buy a bottle of this? Probably not." Still, it's a good dram and for me only just a fraction short of 4 stars. Tasted from a 30ml sampler. "Good" : 3.75 stars
    250.0 AUD per Bottle
  9. Whiskey_Hound

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    I love the Laphroaig Cairdeas series. I love Ardbeg 10, Corry, and Ugi. So it only makes sense that I'd venture into the Ardbeg annual-release series, which is their Cairdeas equivalent. I jumped at this one because it's a 2015 release; naturally it's become quite exclusive and thus worth an immediate buy. Let's check it out. Nose: Heavy brine and campfire smoke and ash. Iodine and sea salt. Brine and peat smoke dominate this one. There's a sweet custard note. Beyond that are heavy lemon and grapefruit citrus notes. Vanilla, honey, and butterscotch, and black pepper. A nice combination of peat, brine, citrus, sweetness, and just a little spice. Liking it so far. Palate: Nice campfire smoke, iodine, band-aid, briny sea salt, seaweed, and ash. Citrus bomb: Lemon and grapefruit, again, now with lime. Meaty ham/pork note. Vanilla, butterscotch, honey, and toffee. Some milk chocolate. Not a hint of spice or ABV. Finish: More of the smoke and salt. A spice kick of oak, cinnamon, and black pepper hits hard once the smoke passes. As the spice fades, I pick up milk chocolate and hazelnut. Then, as the moderate-long finish fades, I'm hit with one last puff of tobacco smoke. Interesting finish. 4.0 stars. Well above average, not quite enough to be considered a standout. For the $85 I paid, it's worthwhile change of pace from the standard Ardbeg releases.If you're thinking about paying secondary prices to get this one, well, stop thinking about it. The nose is great, the rest is very good. I cut this one some slack since it's not egregiously overpriced like many of the other one-off releases. There's a lot to like here, and I think this is a great embodiment of both Ardbeg and Islay character. At any rate, I'm glad I was able to nab one of these so late in the game.
    85.0 USD per Bottle
  10. wms

    Tasted
    4.25
    4.25 out of 5 stars
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