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Ardbeg Perpetuum

Overall rating
86.82/100
votes
357
Whiskybase ID
WB66031
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Bicentenary Committee Release
Bottled
05.03.2015
Number of bottles
12000
Strength
49.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L61198 05/03/2015 15002090
Barcode
5010494924794
Bottled for
Feis Ile 2015
Added on
29 mar 2015 1:17 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 545.05

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Perpetuum

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.82 points

  1. Nebuchadnezzar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    The first time I tried this whisky in 2018, and then I didn’t really like it. Now he breathed well and seemed much better than before.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    Quite shy on the nose, pretty good on the palate
    • Nose
      85 85
      Shy peat and smoke, herbal, leathery, spices, hints of black tea, little leafy, honeydew
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily, creamy, sirupy, good sweetness, honey, peat, smoke, herbs, cigar tobacco, medicinal, seaweed
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium long, warm, sweet, herbal, peaty

  3. GJR scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    No high flyer, the "normal" Ten is better balanced. It's OK, but no more than that. Boring whisky.
    • Nose
      Little careful, is this the Ardbeg Ten? Close to the distillery character. Smoky and peaty. Earth tones and slightly iodine.
    • Taste
      Here too, just right for its turnip, simple peat and earth tones. Just enjoyable drinkable, but also rather boring.
    • Finish
      Pretty short, peat smoke with some bitter tones.

  4. ASWhisky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    it was announced to us new ∞ old
    we take a lot of time and openness to allow ourselves to
    yes it is new with old, very nice
    the perpetual can really inspire
    200 years Ardbeg ... Congratulation Ardbeg, well done
    yes! I'm in a new Ardbeg heaven
    • Nose
      very young Ardbeg with roasted barley stings in the nose
      There's a flashback to the young new Bruichladdichs
      if he stands longer
      comes warm sunny caramel, with fresh lime
      cooled wood ash
      and that is wow
      then
      dusty barley sweets
      ripe cornfields after the midday heat
      a lazy afternoon wind
      the ears rustle
      the ripe warm barley dusting and flickering in the deep sunlight
      sweet and dusty
      the hot midday sun is still in them and you smell that

      over and over again caramel and fresh lemon
      it's a new style with old elements
      Congratulation Ardbeg
    • Taste
      in the beginning again this young feeling
      Some light soft chocolate on the tongue
      Lemon fresh, sweet caramel
      the dust from the warm barley field
      Maturity and cask then develop in the mouth
      yes Steve you are right;)
      on the palate remains a lot of barrel chocolate
      some malt in the throat
      sweet barley on the tongue
      warm smoking in the throat
      sweet wood ash smokes from your interior >>>
    • Finish
      very long

      barrel flavors
      the sweet barley
      chocolate
      the juice from a hot baked apple
      Your taste buds are chocolate
      it lasts forever long and beautiful> sweet wood ash and barrel flavors

  5. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Peat, smoke, ash, sleepers, seaweed, iodine, salted caramel, citrus, hay straw, lemonade with honey, well balanced, smooth and pleasant to drink. 22.5-22.5-22-22
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Luigisim scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Part of the Weird & the Wonderful flight tasting at Ardbeg distillery.
    This Perpetuum is better than normal release, more powerful.

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    peat, earth, caramel, apple, hay, all right

  8. DannyDram scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    clear structure, medium complexity. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      89P: smoke, ash, citric, somewhat fleshy, fine iodine, maritime. Broadly balanced with a good intensity.
    • Taste
      89P: Citric, tar, fine ash, vanilla, oak. Balanced, good aroma pressure, creamy texture, vanilla sweetness, good body, distinct intensity.
    • Finish
      89P: Smoky, citrusy, fleshy, vanilla, oak. Long finish, very pleasant aftertaste.

  9. bvrsky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Mapl scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  11. Robinzon25 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Easy, "sour" malt. Not a masterpiece.
    • Nose
      The first nose is Duchess candy, herbal notes. Deeper traditional shades of the distillery (smoke, sleepers, creosote).
    • Taste
      Soft, oily. Spicy spices, smoked fish, salt, citrus fruits and pears.
    • Finish
      Long enough, smoked, pepper, brackish, with hints of mackerel and rye bread. At the end, the tones of oak, honey and spicy spices remain in the mouth for a long time.

  12. Markie81 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  13. HwiskyNut scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    21 + 22 + 22 + 22 = 87 ~ let me get drunk on the train water

  14. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  15. 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.

  16. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  17. 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.

  18. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  19. 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

  20. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/tomoh-anniversary-drams/

    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[-]

  21. 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

  22. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    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

  23. Helgo scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  24. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  25. Bram84 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  26. Malty-Malt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  27. Landryn scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  28. Dyno scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  29. The Macallan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice though!
    • Nose
      Smoky, sweetness, briny and vanilla
    • Taste
      Mild, intense smokyness, salty and burnt grass
    • Finish
      Warming, medium, spicy and briny

  30. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N: Blind tasting no 6. Very squidgy with sweet/sour cream. The peat character is fruity and farmy [octomore farmy]. It's pungent and very nice indeed - a soft Octomore.
    T: Not uber clean like other modern expressions - there's more 'funk' to this one. A big dram, long travel and drinkable neat. A little more like Octomore with its sweet veg profile and sugar-sweet Weetabix.
    F: Nice toasted smokiness with hints of fruits and grains along the way and xmas cake.
    C: The best composed whisky of the night although it all started with a decent American Rye WB

    Scores a B[-]

  31. Fight65 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  32. hettrum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  33. Glenladdie scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      88 88

  34. markjedi1 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    This certainly is good Ardbeg,
    but I have had better, like the Ardbog or even the Auriverdes. Having said
    that, I still much prefer spending my money on the great Uigeadail.
    • Nose
      Has the hype died down a bit? Good,
      then we can get to work. In front of me is the Perpetuum (which means something
      like ‘for all eternity’) that you could only get at the distillery during Feis
      Isle and will now cost you between 200 and 500 EUR… I crawl back into my seat,
      after having dropped to the floor in surprise. Next to it is the ‘regular’
      Perpetuum which appeared not much later and initially also created a stampede,
      but at the end of the end was quite easily obtainable for the regular price of
      around 100 EUR. That is a good thing. I put them head to head, because the
      regular release has a ABV that is almost 2% less than the festival release. To
      make reading easier, I will refer to the bottles as AP and APDR (for Distillery
      Release, of course). The color is the same on both.The nose of the AP is pleasantly
      sooty and typically Ardbeg. Sweet on honey and apples, with candied lime peel.
      Quite some ashes as was to be expected. Surprisingly soft. The APDR needs a
      little more time and is surprisingly different. Sweeter with less of the
      typical sootiness and even a sour edge from citrus. It also has some yellow
      flowers, which I did not see coming. So far, the score is 1-0 for the AP.
    • Taste
      On the palate, the AP is quite
      brutish. While I found the nose elegant enough, the palate immediately gets a
      kick of peat and wood and some spices. Think ginger and black pepper. Dried
      seaweed, which I quite like. Midpalate it becomes pretty salty. The APDR, with
      the slightly higher ABV, is almost as elegant on the palate as it was on the
      nose. Both are, however, the same type of vatting of both bourbon and sherry
      casks and different vintages (the PR boys claim it contains both old and young Ardbeg).
      It is less spicy and offers a lot more citrusy notes. Grapefruit on steroids.
      On the palate, the APDR wins hands down: 1-1. A tie so far.
    • Finish
      The finish on the AP is quite
      long, spicy and evolves from mildly sweet to brackish. The finish of the APDR
      is brackish as well, but offers some plasticine at the death. I am afraid this
      means that, despite the general opinion so far, I prefer the AP in the finish.
      2-1 is the final verdict.

  35. EckoVicto scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Still available at the distillery for £70. According to the staff the stock should last for the rest of the year and an additional 3000 bottles can be bottled if they run out to early making the total number of bottles 15000.

  36. FernetBranco scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  37. talyn256 scored this whisky 94 points Member Senior

    Absolutely delicious. It’s desserty but not over the top – a really excellent balance of salt, sweet and bitter. It definitely tastes old and dusty with classic elements of more mature Ardbegs, and vintages from days gone by. I love the sherry influence – not as knockout as Uigeadail, more restrained and subtle.
    • Nose
      Big flakes of sea salt on pretzels with air-dried ham. Dusty sherry notes of ripe plums, backed by briny iodine. Thick, sticky molasses with Jamaican ginger cake and malt loaf. Chewed rubber-tipped pencils, with fireplace hints of dry wood ash and old coal dust.
    • Taste
      Sweet iced coffee with lots of salt and pepper. Creamy sherry trifle. Glacé cherry, bananas, juicy sultanas with rich malt syrup. More briny iodine notes swirled into chocolate sauce.
    • Finish
      Super long and dry with oily espresso foam, salty ashes and sticky liquorice. Creamy, buttery oak.

  38. dabelM did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Dear Committee Member

    Let me start with a sincere apology for the technical difficulties you experienced when ordering Ardbeg Perpetuum Distillery Edition.

    I would like to reassure you that we do have your order. We are currently packing and shipping as fast as we can, but due to the problems we encountered last week, and the busy time of year leading up to our 200th celebrations, everything is taking a little longer than usual.

    The final orders will be dispatched no later than Monday 18th May.

    Again, we apologise for the long wait and thank you for your patience.

    Mickey Heads
    Committee Chairman

  39. checkpointuk scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    http://www.weinkenner.de/2015/ardbeg-perpetuum-die-erste-abfuellung-anlaesslich-der-200-jahrfeier-36252/ Color: sunlight
    Nose: Peaty meadow water with a relatively thin variety of aromas at the beginning. Fresh, soapy bergamot and vanilla, rather smoky and with delicate hints of cocoa powder. Grassy notes, some honey and a handful of carnations. Overall only slightly peaty and with little spice.
    Taste: Very thin and diluted, but now with more peaty spice. More and more emerging mineral notes, ashes, squeezed lemon slices, some honey and hints of chocolate yoghurt. Becoming bitter on a kräutriger basis and then to finish. Otherwise, however, very little happens on the palate!
    Finish: Relatively long - at first too bitter, woody and does not guarantee what you would expect from Ardbeg's jubilee bottling. After the bitter notes subsided, sweet peat, dry ash, slightly watered cocoa and slightly salty-spicy citrus notes.
    Note: Although this young whisky is not quite as artificial as some other NAS bottlings of the modern age, the flavor yield and above all the consistency is very weak.
    83 points (nose: 86 / taste: 82 / finish: 82)

  40. LukeFive did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    This is the distillery edition only  release and the official release will be on May 30th.

    This is from email i received on 28 April:


    Dear Committee Member The Ardbeg Committee - as much a part of our past, present and future as our whisky. So to celebrate our 200th Anniversary we are releasing a very special, advance preview bottling Exclusively for our most loyal fans: Ardbeg Distillery Edition Perpetuum Committee, (For indeed, it is quite a mouthful.) 

    Most Of These bottles will be sold to Committee members here at the Distillery. But from 4th May 2015 and for a limited time only, UK members will have a rare opportunity to buy this special edition from our virtual shop as well as the actual one. 

     As always, there are very few of These bottlings to go round and theywill only appear in our online shop for a few days. If you do miss out, all is not lost. You will have quiet a chance to obtain our main anniversary bottling, Ardbeg Perpetuum, When it goes on sale worldwide on 30th May 2015th

  41. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  42. SteveW110 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose is rather restrained, with minimal alcoholic bite.

    But as you know Ardbeg needs time in the glass, so I give it to him.
    The well-known Ardbeg Barley smoke note and sweetness are clearly dominant at first. Fine vanilla pods bounce through my nose. After some time, I get grapefruit & fresh mint in mind.

    In the mouth, it is a wonderfully balanced malt. One outstanding feature is the honey / Barley sweetness. I find almost no metallic sharpness and the peat notes are already a bit faded. I would give the Perpetuum an age of 12-15y, for more he lacks the depth.
    Medium long finish with a fine ashy note without becoming bitter.

    I personally like Ardbeg and of course the expectations are always very high, but the wheel does not reinvent them. Who likes Ardbeg as well, will like the Perpetuum.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  43. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Overall, a beautiful malt with very slight smears in the finish. To celebrate the 200th anniversary, a whisky was apparently created here, which should convey the basic characteristics of Ardbeg well. I think that was successful.
    • Nose
      a very light nose without intrusive notes, but first hits then chocolate in the face, of course, the typical Ardbegrauch, beautiful sweetness, vanilla and caramel, a touch of light fruit, so in the direction of pear
    • Taste
      hui is the sweet, honey, beautiful, caramel, the smoke nicely integrated, also here the bacon is grilled, the Ardbegsüße is program here
    • Finish
      it gets fruity in the back, the chocolate only gets through a bit, the smoke lasts less long than usual

  44. tarax69 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    My wife and I bought four bottles of this on Islay two weeks ago (max 2 bottles per person). Really nice dram. See my full tasting notes here: http://www.whiskysaga.com/ardbeg-perpetuum-distillery-release/

  45. stellan0r scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nice and round, easy to drink. Strong peaty nose, very sweet taste.

    All the Ladies in my group loved it (even the non-Whisky drinker), but this one is not only meant for them!

    Get it, according to the Distillery there are 12000 bottles, only available on Islay!

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