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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

€ 445,79

Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg Perpetuum

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.73 points

  1. 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.

  2. 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
      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
      the juice from a hot baked apple
      Your taste buds are chocolate
      it lasts forever long and beautiful> sweet wood ash and barrel flavors

  3. stellan0r scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    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!

  4. 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.

  5. Archer scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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.

  7. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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

  9. 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[-]

  10. 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


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