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Ardbeg Perpetuum

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Release
Number of bottles
49.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L61198 05/03/2015 15002090
Bottled for
Feis Ile 2015
Added on
29 Mar 2015 1:08 pm by RoyalScotsman

Average value

€ 446,85

47 × in wishlist

296 × member ratings

1422 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Perpetuum

35 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.81 points

  1. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Albaron scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Very reserved and elegant, but still offers a lot of flavors and is a lot of fun. Has so many unusual flavors in it, which are also very interesting in the combination. For me the best special bottling of the last years and offers a counterpoint to the normal range. Would be great if it were the more common, I would also buy quite well.
    • Nose
      Mild, cereals, light smoke, margarine, some honey and vanilla, light citrus and minty notes
    • Taste
      Smoke, a little vanilla, slightly bitter, lots of ash, some cereals, some lime, very fresh
    • Finish
      the smoke is gone quickly, ashes, slightly bitter, but only traces of oak, overall quite short. At the very end, the oak gets stronger.

  3. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful Ardbeg for the 200th distillery birthday. Not the big hit, but the special kick is missing. But the distillery character is fully there, and the then issue price (70 GBP?) Is absolutely fine.
    • Nose
      At first restrained in the nose, lurking. Acts teen. Lemon smoke, slightly sour. Vanilla works its way forward and mixes with the lemon, intensifying it. Also, the smoke component is now stronger and ashen.
    • Taste
      On the tongue now heavy smoke with cold-cigarette-in-ashtray feeling. Beautiful lemon note, which now, even if one sniffs again in between, has become much more intense in the nose. Lots of salt and dried algae, machine oil and boiling tar. Permanently ashen and dry, puts furry on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Medium long, still with strong smoke, ashen and lemony, some milk chocolate.

  5. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    wonderful…expensive…but still wonderful
    • Nose
      dark fruits, salty sea, smoke, farmy, butter, grass, rich honey, malt, grains
    • Taste
      richly sweet, smoky, wonderful spiciness, chocolate cake, salted nuts, unflavored seaweed, coffee and cream
    • Finish
      long, fruity, dry, citrus, intense spicy smoke, brine, grass, minerals and grains at the back followed by nutty sweet bitterness and long briny coastal breeze

  7. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    N: Buttery, salted sweet [sandwich] pickle, pomegranate syrup, some farm notes - its all here.
    T: A combo of youth & age, rather unlike the standard release. US oak provides the platform for a sweet-fresh herbal allium profile - presented overall with a soft touch.
    F: Sweet raisins & splintered vanilla - again displaying a considered balance of youth & age.
    C: Nice enough, the age combo working rather well. Scores 86 which [pleasingly] i see now is the same score I gave it last time.Scores a B[-]

  8. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not bad young Ardbeg, very similar to the standard ten, yes, in some places better, slightly deeper and more clearly in details, but the general impression - the mole is not so far gone from the ten as its price tag, I see no reason to spend money on this product if available in the lineup dozens and guessed with a currerecan, which, I recall, is an "improved" version. In general, the last annual releases of Ardbeg release as an artist / writer on a contract with the studio, the quality of "from ... to" - if only every year there was an occasion for a press release and work for marketers stamping the newfangled "whisky with history."
    • Nose
      Open, dry, burned wood, smoked meat, bandages, cleaners, dry peat, lemon peel, ash.
    • Taste
      Medium density, peat, coal, peppery wave, sweet-watery notes, lemon peel.
    • Finish
      Spicy, charcoal, scorched branches, residual pepper, a little sweetness, lemon rind

  9. schero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The perpetual is definitely underestimated.
    • Nose
      Meaty smoke, greasy, blazing fire, deep red fruit, at this the Ardbeg citrus note gradually passes and becomes more and more dominant, at the same time it becomes peatier, more maritime and saltier, at the end a quite typical Ardbeg
    • Taste
      Sweet, malty, slightly smoky, citrus fruit, slightly dry overall, fresh and peppery mouthfeel, oak is there and very well built
    • Finish
      Slight oak bitterness, the smoke rears up briefly, the citrus notes remain as expected long, the oak remains the constant factor and holds the mouth in the mouth firmly

  10. Helgo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82


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