Ardbeg Perpetuum

Overall rating
84.56/100
votes
1222
Whiskybase ID
WB68370
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Distillery Bottling Limited Edition
Bottled
2015
Casktype
Bourbon & Sherry Casks
Number of bottles
72000
Strength
47.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 700 ml 750 ml 750 ml 750 ml
Barcode
5010494924800
Bottled for
200 Years of Ardbeg
Added on
23 may 2015 12:14 pm by LukeFive
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 300.25

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Whisky reviews for Ardbeg Perpetuum

162 users have left 179 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.56 points.

  1. Boro scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Second dram at Mulligan's in Milan, after tasting Auriverdes.

    The range of sensations is varied and multi-layered, drinking is easy and pleasant (he is not very old, I suppose he aged between 8 and 12 years). Torbing up to expectations, Ardbeg knows his stuff. This is truly a drinking experience that must be tried. Resounding.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Vanilla and honey, beautifully peaty, followed by a cherry note. It should be left to oxygenate for a few minutes. More "chubby" than Auriverdes, the Bourbon & Sherry combination is well blended. Very inviting.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Medium viscous, slightly spicy and very smoky. In this case, however, "all smoke and no roast" does not hold up. Lots of meat and barbecue sauce, bitter chocolate and coffee, followed by black cherry and red raspberry. But also sweetish side notes, burnt caramel and acacia honey. Then alternate leather and nut whips. Quality of the distillate as always very high. Spectacular.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Medium-long. The flavors persist well, there are no discordant notes. Licorice is added on the finish, to conclude a drinking experience that leaves you a little so ... like ... can I have more?

  2. Bembel scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The smoke starts off with campfire notes and slowly goes in a jody direction.
      Citrus, toffee, some sherry.
      A sweetness sticks over everything.
    • Taste
      Mild at first, then getting sharper. Pepper and oak notes. Honey sweetness, herbs, chocolate.
      The tongue tingles slightly.
    • Finish
      Long, dry, oaky, sweet on the palate lingers.

  3. nikolajsa@inbox.lv scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      smoke, salt, smoked products, peat
    • Taste
      87 87
      smoke, pepper, smoked products, sweetness, salt
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium, sweet-spicy, a little oak

  4. zzqfyl scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Kenn did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Whiskyauction.com 03-2022 € 125 + 10%

  6. wncvirus scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: grass, light smoke
    Taste: light smoke a little and basically that's it. Nothing else happens to the taste.
    Grade: 82/100. There are better Ardbeg bottles than this one. For this price, in my opinion, it is not worth buying.

  7. Goethe scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This is one of Ardbeg bottling you can live without to try it. There is the basic charakter of Ardbeg but very watery without any specific direction.
    • Nose
      Smoke, some vanilla, citrus.
    • Taste
      Smoke, some sweet ashes, citrus, some maritime notes.
    • Finish
      Medium. Smoke and sweet citrus ashes.

  8. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    29.08.2021
    • Nose
      Strong, cold smoke, lemon, apricot, physalis, honey, caramel, vanilla, a few herbs, nuts, wood
    • Taste
      Honey, caramel, apricot, lemon, herbs, nuts, some wood, ash

  9. Luigisim scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nice dram but the spirit is a bit too young.
    Sherry casks had no time to influence enough the profile of the dram

  10. yarikovsky scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  11. Stanzeflasche scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Milky vanilla, ashy smoke. It's a bit greedy, on pastry cream, sponge cake. A whiff of iodine and icing sugar. Juicy white fruits, conference pear, white plum, Chasselas grape. Ginger. Slight minerality. In the mouth, Bourbon and peat, it is spicy, on cumin, pepper. A hint of lemon. You have the impression of feeling the pips in your mouth. Quite violent, long finish, on cola, stretto coffee, soft caramel, brown tobacco, dark chocolate. Rough earth.

    https://ilikesky2020.blogspot.com/2021/12/ardbeg-perpetuum.html
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      89 89

  12. eselsim scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Minerality, peat, tar, sea spray, leather, dried kelp, star anise. Sherry is there, feels like a younger than 10 with one or two sherry drops

  13. MarcinCh scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Light, straw-colored, little-oily.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Peat. Light minerality. Sea breeze. Quite a lot of sea cool. Carbon traces in the background. With a long inhalation, pepper and slightly alcoholic. Traces of herbs.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Lots of herbs. Lots of peat. Light spice. Ginger. Then caramel. Salty caramel. Lots of sea salt.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Caramel. Salty caramel. Sea salt. Traces of spices. White pepper. Some herbs. Peat. Sea. Medium-long finish. The second time around, there's some coal and tar. Lots of salt.

  14. Killswitch scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

  15. elipszis scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I am very sorry about this whisky.
    My best analogy, it is like the Ardbeg 10 but is "simpler".

    This scent was only found in the supernova (salty and butter)
    • Nose
      85 85
      salty buttered popcorn
      musty
      ash
      sherry
      sandy beach
      sweet
      medicinal peat
      light pear
    • Taste
      84 84
      intense peat
      earthy
      sherry
      salty
      pear
      cocoa powder
      lemon
    • Finish
      85 85
      peaty
      ashy
      salty
      powerful
      cocoa powder
      medium short

  16. Cipidos scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  17. JNuyts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  18. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Ostap scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Whisky is certainly good, as is much of what Ardbeg does. A little lack of character. Although I can not make significant claims. I emphasize the drinkability.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sweet ash, wood-soaked house, slightly smoked, baked apple, absolutely not alcoholic, you can dip your nose without problems, a hint of pertussis, fragrant herbs, moist cardboard, bright fruit component, dominated by citrus, prunes, smoked sausage. The aroma is mild, but there is an impression that it does not unfold, but, on the contrary, folds.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Ash, pepper, smoked, noticeably citrus, oily, prunes and its unobtrusive sweetness. Wonderful!
    • Finish
      88 88
      Smoked, oak, dry, fruit sweet.

  20. robbert88 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  21. Lu Cifer scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  22. claymore84 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 02-21-2021.

  23. thebonewolf scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Classic Ardbeg, but some much lighter, fruitier elements that aren’t quite so typical, at least not this prominent.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Crisp, banana, floral, green smoke, vanilla, earthy.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smoke and sweet, salt, ash.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Pepper, smoke, creamy fruit. Long.

  24. Tordeaux scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  25. LordIslay scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Somehow the perpetual motion reminds me a lot of the drum.
    Didn't really have high expectations based on the average ratings.
    In the end, however, I am positively surprised and find that the perpetual motion machine is a pleasant and tasty malt.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Pleasantly fresh, like citrus and limes. Slightly smoky.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Honey, chocolate and very woody.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very soft finish. A combination of smoke tobacco.

  26. Islaywolf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Blind cost!
    • Nose
      88 88
      Smells stronger than it actually is.
      Citrus fruits, light glue, fresh ... little peat
    • Taste
      86 86
      now the peat comes out lightly with a slight sweetness ... GOOD
    • Finish
      86 86
      medium length and very good to drink!
      Overall, a very good Ardbeg!

  27. lucero scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  28. MH90 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    The nose is the highlight, reminded me of a bowl of seafood at a beach bar with a burning fire pit. Fun!
    • Nose
      87 87
      Typical ardbeg profile to be recognized. Beach, sea and rough coastal areas. Peat, seaweed, samphire, lemon and shellfish. Vanilla. Nice teamwork!
    • Taste
      85 85
      Less challenging than the nose. Seaweed and smoke (light BBQ meat), also some vanilla, some pear. Not very complex.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long, even, little development. Sweet smoke, spices, green apple.

  29. rolabob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  30. TsiAI scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when tasting: 26℃

    Eyes: light yellow and smell the fragrance. Nose: reef, vegetation, ashes, iodine, sea salt. Underneath is cream and sugar water, some stewed red pears, the sweetness is very secret, butter shellfish, there are some fishy smell of raw fish and some fresh seaweed.
    Taste the Palate: the extremely heavy peat, the charred branches continue to emit black smoke, bringing out some dark coke layer at the bottom of the pot. Lighter sweetness, less layered, woody.
    Final rhyme Finish: long, smoky, seawater, toasted butter cake Body: medium, oily, strong body, less irritation, not light.

    Nose: 85/100
    Palate: 84/100
    Finish: 84/100
    Body: 84/100
    Overall: 84/100

  31. gaboruso scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  32. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      77 77
    • Finish
      80 80

  33. Vallado scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  34. Valérie scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  35. Arganemnon scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

  36. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very nice combination of peat smoke and sweet notes. With an Abv below 50% it's not very powerful but still rich of aroma's and flavours, and pretty smooth.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Peat, sweet smoke, with also some sweet notes of vanilla. Fruity now, pear, and some floral notes. Spicy, pepper. Then things get more sweeter, milkchocolate, caramel, vanilla again.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Al lot of sal ammoniac, then some pepper. Peat, sweet smoke, vanilla sweetness. Again some caramel and milkchocolate.
    • Finish
      87 87
      A little pepper, peat, sweet smoke. Not very intense anymore, pretty soft and smooth actually. Pretty long.

  37. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Balance (21)
    So they celebrated 200 years? Yes, it’s quite in the style of Ardbeg, but modern.
    if you are faced with the task of releasing a limited release in 72k ... (85)
    • Nose
      Young, sweet peat, lemon with sugar ... a little medicine and warm bread ... after standing there appeared a wonderful note of the barn (21.5)
    • Taste
      Smoke, ash, salt ... fruit caramel, vanilla (21.5)
    • Finish
      Smoky finish, ash, fruit, rubber (21)

  38. face scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  39. Islaysmoke scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A bright color is not in the way of a nice whisky. The perpetual is wine-thin, great smoky note, coastal flair. He seems to me more mature than the 10s, but quite hefty in price. Nice whisky.
    • Nose
      Typical Ardbeg smoke already when opening the bottle. Strong aroma, light citric acid, minty? Sweet vanilla. Fresh!
    • Taste
      Surprisingly gentle on the palate. Then comes the smoke, sweet and malty. A bit of sharpness is spreading. Warming sweet vanilla.
    • Finish
      Rather long! Peaty smoke. A typical sweet Ardbegabgang.

  40. dramidaris scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  41. Willum scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  42. TechnOBY scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  43. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Strong peat smoke, but more elegant than the Corryvreckan. Citrus fruits, vanilla and maritime flavors, some rosemary. In the mouth then medically peaty, pepper, somehow wet cloth, honey, sea. Finish. Smoky porky, some oak, menthol and light citrus fruits. Strong smoker who also has his elegant side. A good Ardbeg.

  44. fisher scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  45. schengel10 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Alone considered a good malt - in the Ardbeg level, however, quite far behind. In direct comparison, he is in my opinion not better than the TEN, but costs 3 times more. For "200th Anniversary" you could have offered more ....
    [Color] white wine;
    • Nose
      typical Ardbeg smoke, mint, citrus, sweetness, oak;
    • Taste
      soft oily sweet onset, vanilla, herbs, seasoning (pepper?), above (ham) smoke, ashes, still young;
    • Finish
      medium length finish; sweet smoke sounds long after;

  46. TechnOBY scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  47. MrYens scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

  48. Kensay scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose - sweet smoke, eucalyptus, sea salt, very balanced and not too oversaturated
    Taste - young sweet, first doused with spices, then goes into a sweetish pear
    The finish is very smooth, sweetish with slight hints of pepper.

    Good young drinkable ardbeg
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  49. el Gato scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Classic for the distillery. Gentle peat. Lemon- Medicinal. Apples. minerals campher.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet peat. Frassy. Lemons. Sweet liquerice. Fruity. White pepper. Herbs.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sweet peat. lemons. Sweet liquerice. Minerals, Green Apples and vanilla

  50. miz scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Citrus, metallic, smoke, sweet, marzipan, maybe some fresh grass or even mint
    • Taste
      Dry, sweet, leather. With a little water: ashes
    • Finish
      Long, dry, slightly bitter, dull smoke

  51. Albaron scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    A very mild whisky, nowhere looks very harmonious and balanced, a girl whisky, nevertheless exciting and not boring
    • Nose
      clear smoke, but mild, sour, cereals, margarine, fresh citrus notes with some fresh mint and some vanilla
    • Taste
      dry smoke, slightly phenolic, ash, vanilla, cereals, fresh citrus notes towards lime, very fresh, some mint and a hint of sherry
    • Finish
      the smoke fades quickly, the ashes remain, a touch of tannins

  52. St. Pauli scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    It's not so very special to be honest. It's not a bad whisky by all means, and it doesn't have any obvious flaws. Yet it's a rather uninspiring combination of lemon, peat and vanilla. If it would have been a standard bottling instead of the yearly Ardbeg special, I wouldn't have been surprised.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Colour: pale gold
      Appearance: quick, thick legs

      Very mineral actually, on limestone and a pebble beach. Further: moderately peaty (especially for Ardbeg), with moss, kippers and wood smoke. Futher: vanilla, lemon and red apple.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Medium-bodied, rather mellow with dominance of vanilla and minerals. Further: mossy peat, ash from the bbq, and lemon juice. It is nothing spectacular, even rather dull.
    • Finish
      82 82
      A hint of pepper and ginger, lemon zest, and mossy peat. It fades too quickly.

  53. Falnor scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  54. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ashy nose, fresh, like a sea breeze. Quite mineral at first. Patience brings, in successive waves, caramel, yellow fruits, chocolate. In the mouth, frank peat, but not overwhelming, very well counterbalanced by juicy fruits, which make you want to take a sip! The whole is of great finesse, without looking for excess like their recent cask strength (Supernova, Alligator ...) There are spices - moderately - the softness, balance, it is very well done . The finish is on vanilla and ashes. A few drops of water put vanilla in the spotlight. Enthusiasm 4/5

  55. ricallende scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    easily drinkable for an Ardbeg!
    • Nose
      Tar, soot and pine resin leads to dark chocolate, treacle toffee, and a distant, nutty/oaky note. Water initiates fresh, briny sea-spray, linseed oil, and a pine resin/lime top note. Remarkably fresh for such a peaty whisky..
    • Taste
      Intense, robust peat smoke, savoury smoky bacon, cinnamon and nutmeg, but also an incredible creamy, sweet vanilla/milk chocolate note.
    • Finish
      The never-ending aftertaste sees more linseed oil (a hint of the Sherry Casks), creosote and tar, but understated, always gentle.

  56. Jambon scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Nice smokey taste. Smooth. Finish too short.

  57. DrBardamu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  58. guerriero82 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Whiskynotes.be :

    Ardbeg Perpetuum ∞

    (47,4%, OB 2015)

    Nose: quite warm, with deep sooty notes and some simmering ashes. Hints of wet tarmac. On the other side there is enough honey, vanilla and chocolate to make it rounder. Some candied lemon, as well as a few floral notes. It’s not very complex and seemingly less intense than the standard 10, but I love its balance. Mouth: oily but less elegant, it comes through instantly, showing raw peat smoke, chili pepper and oak. Ginger. Settles down after a while. Still a chocolate coating and some youngish pear drops underneath. Hints of grapefruit and dried seaweed towards the end. Finish: long, full of saltwater, herbal notes and tequila.

    It’s good. Not eternally good, but one of the better Ardbeg Day releases, I think. It combines a balanced nose and plenty of strong smoke on the palate. Between € 95 and € 150, depending on the greediness of your retailer.

    Score: 87/100

  59. whiskyfacile scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    for full review go to https://whiskyfacile.com/2015/06/06/ardbeg-perpetuum-2015-ob-474/
    • Nose
      N: molto aperto e per nulla spiacevole, anzi; però, a dirla tutta, ci sono tre cose tre… Un’intensa agrumatura (neologismi come se piovessero) di limone e lime; un senso zuccherino di vaniglia e caramella (le gelée zuccherate, magari proprio quelle agli agrumi); note di un’affumicatura molto torbosa, acre, ma quasi gentile… Su tutto aleggia un senso di legnosetto e di cereale, verde, giovane e piacevole. Certo non complesso, ma facile e gradevole nelle sua stessa facilità.
    • Taste
      P: non ti aggredisce mai, piuttosto ti blandisce con una nota smarmellata di veniglia e di aghi di pino bruciati (avete presente quando si mette la legna giovane nel falò, e fa un gran fumo ‘verde’?). Il fumo è molto presente, proprio sotto forma di legna bruciata; Serge dice ‘poco fenolico’ e sì, è vero, da questo punto di vista il palato è molto poco Ardbeg. Come al naso, una nota agrumata generosa (lime e cedro). Piattino, morbido e giovinetto.
    • Finish
      F: tutto sul brucio, molto semplice e rotondo, solo un pit di vaniglia. Onestamente si affievolisce in fretta.

  60. Gerhans scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    To me, this is the definition of an Ardbeg: bold, peppery, iodine, with those vanilla, pear and citrus qualities that make most Ardbeg expression so tasty and interesting. Think of the standard 10 expression with an added chocolate chili note that gives it an extra kick. 

    I absolutely loved this whisky, but I do feel that at its current price it's just not worth the additional 150 euro compared to the regular 10 y/o.

    At a 100 euro price this would be a blind buy for me, but at the recent 200 euro price I'd want a bit more complexity, an age statement and plainly something a bit more unique.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  61. Cast Olila scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

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

  62. ARDBERG scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    With lots of air the dram gains 4 points with me.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  63. rb854 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    It is a nice dram and it wouldn’t be a punishment to drink some more of it, but it’s not overwhelming. I liked the Uigeadail a lot more.
    • Nose
      It’s warm and full. Vanilla, chocolate, peat, smoked fish, bacon, some campfire, malt, fruit, a couple of raisins, apples, cinnamon and juniper and something a bit creamy/oily.
    • Taste
      A big hit in the mouth. Peat, chocolate, coffee, a bit peppery, some cinnamon, there are some fruity notes at the back, smoke, ashy.
    • Finish
      A slight bitterness, peat, cinnamon, chocolate and a fresh whiff of liquorice. Still a bit ashy, like after smoking a cigarette.

  64. Gatopardo scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nice nose but not convinced about the sour note on the palate. Considering the money we have better options. Reay close to Ardbeg 10. Damm marketing...

    I notice a lot of similarities with Lagavulin 8 years old from 2016
    • Nose
      Smoke, smoke and smoke. Peat. Iodine. Medicinal. Lemon, green apple, pear. Resinous. Smoky meat. Hints of oak.
    • Taste
      Oaky. Tobacco ashes. Sour and salty. A lot of peat. A bit dry. Medicinal. Laphroaig style.
    • Finish
      Long. Like licking a leather jacket after a long night in the smokers club

  65. wbarchive_493472 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

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

  66. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:
    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/ardbeg-perpetuum-474-vol-ob-2015/

  67. Whisky-Tester did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  68. Maltseller scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

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

  69. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  70. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [June, 2015]  I had another dram during a "Feis Ile 2015" tasting at Bonn.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5. I took no detailed notes.

  71. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [Mai, 2015]  I had this dram during an "Ardbeg Bicentenary" tasting at Bonn.In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50
    - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 85.  I
    took no detailed notes.

  72. Helgo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  73. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  74. pelle86 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

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

  75. domani scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    No outstanding Ardbeg but ok. He is well balanced with an intense smoky aroma - 25.03.2017
    • Nose
      Smoke, open fire, pumpernickel, straw, citrus, bacon
    • Taste
      Intense smoky, ashtray, sweet balance, vanilla, ginger, oak, grapefruit, salty-grassy notes remain to the end
    • Finish
      Lang

  76. hs305 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  Why not compare this release against its two sucessors Dark Cove (WB id 81438) and Kelpie (WB id 86163)?

    I never ever thought (when Perpetuum was released) that this bottling will win against its successors as I (like many others) had the impression this was the weakest Ardbeg Day edition so far.  But now I must confess:  This was the best (to my liking) in three years.  Oh, oh Ardbeg - where are you heading to...
    • Nose
      85 85
      The colour of the Perpetuum is clearly the most pale of the three, while Dark Cove (nomen est omen) is the darkest. Kelpie is closer to Perpetuum than to Dark Cove, maybe just one or two shades darker. While Perpetuum has the most Ardbeg trademark nose (surprisingly) Dark Cove is rather shy but much sweeter (due to the dark sherry casks) and Kelpie offers some strange aromas on eucalyptus and camphor (that remind me a little bit of a cough medicine and disinfectant solution). Interestingly I find the Perpetuum best and the Kelpie by far the weakest in this head-to-head.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Perpetuum is based all around sweet and peaty flavours that are not too complex, but somehow balanced. Dark Cove is due to the sherry casks much sweeter, the peat is more in the background. Again it is a little bit hot and peppery. Kelpie is all about this strange eucalyptus/menthol flavour (maybe they should have named it "Koala" instead) - if you love this, than it is probably very interesting (Helmut Schmidt, the former German chancellor, who smoked menthol cigarettes only would like this, probably). But I do not, I hate menthol as it reminds me of bitter medicine... You guess my rating for this round now, don't you?
    • Finish
      85 85
      Perpetuum arrives big and mouth-coating on the palate while Dark Cove is quite sweet, but a little bit hot at the first sip. Kelpie is a little bit hot and peppery too and not as mouth-coating as the Perpetuum. Again Perpetuum wins this round closely followed by Dark Cove. Kelpie is not impressive. The Perpetuum finish is very clean and long, typically Ardbeggian. Dark Cove has a quite long but very sweet finish that is somehow more one-dimensional than the Perpetuum. And the Kelpie: The finish gets dry and bitter (due to the heavy tannins of the virgin oak), I do not like such a profile. It is significantly shorter than the other two as well, so again: Perpetuum first, Dark Cove second, Kelpie last...

  77. mothers_finest did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Of all the Ardbegs I have had, this one was the worst ...

    I tried it as a sample about 1 year ago. Tasted totally unripe, lemony, metallic ...

    If it really should be a special release, then better grab the Galileo!

  78. yggr scored this whisky 83 points Specialist

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  80. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    citrus, vanilla, salt, peat, smoke, some Bacon. this is wonderful light but fine peated stuff. but does not come with the same flavour profiles like Uigeadail or Corryvreckan.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  81. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Maybe the 100 € are a bit too much. Since 72,000 bottles want to be sold first. But for me he is quite tasty. Something else...
    • Nose
      Very aromatic scent, a smoke that does not overwhelm. Easy, appealing, nothing stands out. Nice log fire.
    • Taste
      Strong and spicy in the taste. Grapes, liquorice, cloves. Maybe something easy, but quite interesting.
    • Finish
      Medium. A rather sweetish smoke.

  82. Koalafant scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    One of the most pleasant smoky notes that I know, combines here with summer freshness => class!
    => 89/100
    • Nose
      First a very interesting and complex smoky note. Citrus with subtle honey sweetness ... a Summer Smoker :-)
    • Taste
      Very sweet and fresh. The smoke fades into the background.
    • Finish
      long and pleasantly sharp

  83. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  84. MadScientist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    blind tasting
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  85. Landryn scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  86. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  87. Archer scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I like the nose very much (Laphroaig-like). On the tongue he lets up, the finish is a bit one-dimensional. Not bad at all, but many expected more for an anniversary bottling.
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke, underlaid with fresh fruit notes (lemon, lime). Salty, approaches of seaweed and algae. Warm tar paper. The smoke stays in the nose for a long time and combines nicely with the lemon notes.
    • Taste
      Pfeffrig-smoky onset. Bitter lemon jelly, fresh pieces of wood, campfire smoke. Hui, pretty dry on the tongue.
    • Finish
      The finish is indeed medium to long, except for peat smoke and some oak planks but not much remains.

  88. fradin11 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  89. sammy01 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      77 77
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  90. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  91. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  92. Berrysaki scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Peat with sherry influences. vanilla, iodine, a hint of grass.
    • Taste
      Peat with raisins. Very sweet and briny. A hint of snuffed candle smoke and gunpowder. It hasn't the kick as the Uigeadail has. Nicely balanced though.
    • Finish
      Medium finish. Peat stays a bit longer.

  93. XorLophaX scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Conclusion: 84/100 points - "disappointing 200-year bottling". Here, Ardbeg has unfortunately filled a much too thin-breasted and "mainstream" whisky for the anniversary. The whisky looks like soft rinsed, without corners and edges, without what you love at good Ardbegs. I would always prefer the Uigeadail to him. Link to the tasting on my blog: http://www.tasting-notes.de/Archive/236
    • Nose
      Less smoke on the nose than expected, but more hints of fruits like green apples and pears. Some citric acid in the background. Unfortunately, hardly any smell of ham - which I like so much. Slight notes of orange peel.
    • Taste
      Here hardly fruitiness, much more peat, little smoke and hardly complex. Some wood and earth. A little malty sweetie. Overall, a rather flat whisky without character.
    • Finish
      Medium long finish with some smoke and peat. There is some sweetness left on the tongue. Overall, a bit thin and little complex. Slight saltiness and some mocha.

  94. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  95. mer1973 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  96. Dionysus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      88 88

  97. peatbogger scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    Quote Termidor:

    "Uigeadail = a Chuck Berry show in his heydey

    Perpetuum = a Chuck Berry show now"

    Laughed at this one, 'coz I saw Chuck on his last Euro tour.

    With Ardbeg at least you get the option to choose what you get for your money; 2 bottles of Uggy or 1 Perpetuum.

    Had this at The Old Kiln at Ardbeg, not the bottle I took home.

    Not sure I wold have bought it at half the price.

    Score: 85p

  98. ahroeen scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  99. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  100. skratte scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      81 81

  101. ScottFrench scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    One would have thought that to celebrate its 200 years, Ardbeg would have wanted to mark the coup by proposing an exceptional bottling. Alas, all that is exceptional in this Perpetuum, it is beautiful is the marketing that surrounds it. A drinkable whisky, well put together, but how consensual! Young, without defect, but without quality. Pity.
    • Nose
      a very clear impression of youth, with notes of hay and cereals. A drought accentuated by the presence of hazelnut and nuts. The peat, rather light for Ardbeg, brings here iodized spray, medicinal notes like camphor and eucalyptus, a little ashes and leather. With the opening, the whole rounds and the sweet components interfere: apple, pear, vanilla, liquorice, all finely sprinkled with lemon. Here we have a pretty good-looking nose, with typical Islay notes, but nothing special.
    • Taste
      it's pretty dry overall. We always find these notes of cereals and hay. The peat is more present than the nose and brings us notes of rubber, smoke, white pepper, and always this seaweed, sea salt, iodine and eucalyptus found on the nose. The white fruits are not left behind, but they do not seem very ripe, like a firm and floury pear. Vanilla can not seem to make this mouth a little sexier.
    • Finish
      moderately long and not very intense on medicinal notes, salt, ash, hazelnut. A little dry and bitter.

  102. sergey.zamyatin scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    In general, whisky is good, it feels like the influence of adults and young alcohols. The idea is clear and it is embodied, but the price is clearly high and I think it does not depend on the content, but on behalf of and advertising. The same standard NAS releases as Corivreecan and Guess where much more interesting and cheaper.
    • Nose
      Sweet red apple on the background of rubber. Sometimes we can feel the peach, fresh grass.
    • Taste
      Sweetish, bitter grass, oatmeal cookies and smoked meat. Pleasant oak tannins.
    • Finish
      A bit of bitterness and grass, abundant tannins.

  103. McGipi scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    great whisky
    • Nose
      intense smoke, some sweetness
    • Taste
      sweet / fruity, smoky, some chocolate
    • Finish
      long pleasant finish, gets a little dry

  104. EarlMobile scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Actually not a bad Ardbeg, but nothing unusual. Rather a slightly rounded 10s with a little Sherry influence that brings a certain sweetness with it. For me personally, the 10er tastes better with its corners and edges.

  105. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Not really as balanced as I expected. The aroma’s on the nose seem to be there all on their own and it almost feels that they didn’t have enough time to marry. The palate is much better than the nose and has a nice oily texture to it. They state it has been aged in bourbon and sherry casks and due to the colour I conclude that either the whisky hasn’t been in the casks for long or the casks ar re-re-re-re-fill casks.

    It’s not the best Ardbeg I’ve tasted so far and out of a price perspective: the price to quality ratio seems to be less good that, let’s say, the 10YO, Uigeadail or the Corryvreckan. Maybe it’s more ment for the Ardbeg collectors, I don’t now.

    Not a bad whisky but also not the great Ardbeg quality I expected.

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-324-ardbeg-perpetuum/
    • Nose
      A full, rich, busy and rather unbalanced whisky with aroma’s of smoke (but much more subtle that the standard 10 YO), vegetable & dry peat, subtle iodine, vanilla, lemon zest, berries, plums, subtle honey, heather, soft sour tone, damp hay, soft apple, chocolate, coffee, coumarin, shoo polish, damp grass, soft floral tones, overripe bananas and a hint of oak.
    • Taste
      A rich, mouth filling, powerful, young and vibrant whisky with aroma’s of smoke, peat, spice, lemon zest, ash, fennel, smoked meat, brine, stewed red fruits, laurel, licorice root, star anise, pepper, chili pepper, soft oak, ginger, soft chocolate tone, dried seaweed, grapefruit, coffee, muscovado sugar, honey, toasted nuts and ash
    • Finish
      A long, dry and rich finish with aroma’s of smoke, brine, peat, herbal tones, honey, wood, char, grilled fruit, malt, coffee, fennel, licorice and lemon

  106. Przemyslaw Kopanczyk scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    http://www.worldwhiskybase.com/a/49-ardbeg/1649-ardbeg-perpetuum-2015-47-40.html
    • Nose
      8,8 Dymna, lekko
      trawiasta oraz ziemista z nutami pomarańczy, soli, słodu, wanilii,
      przypalonego masła i miodu z odrobiną wędzonego sera.
    • Taste
      8,8 Delikatnie ostra
      oraz gorzka z nutami torfu, kakao, cytryny, czarnego pieprzu, ziela
      angielskiego, białej porzeczki i przypalonego mięsa.
    • Finish
      8,7 Długi, rozgrzewający, lekko słony z nutą wodorostów, goździka, ziołowego pieprzu, czarnej czekolady oraz zielonego grejpfruta.

  107. Fable scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  108. Ivynor scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Overall satisfactory but of the same level see below the Ardbeg Ten.
    • Nose
      Unusually iodized for an Ardbeg. Duo peat-lemon, cold ashes with aeration.
    • Taste
      rather fat, good material and quite fine. Alas the product is young. Always iodine, ash. A few medicinal plants, cough syrup.
    • Finish
      Medium, on plants, iodine, smoke

  109. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    On the nose the classic peat Ardbeg but perhaps less oily than usual, more on smoke, coal, cold ash. Rosemary.
    After this rather fine nose the mouth is a little young even if it remains pleasant, quite oily and aromatic herbs.
    The final is on smoke, rubber, not very long for the distillery.
    Enough end this Ardbeg gets a lot of fun despite his youth. Succeeded, even if the quality / price ratio remains below the Uigeadail or Corryvreckan.

  110. Keur scored this whisky 67 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      73 73
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      66 66

  111. Sandman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Less smoky with water and softer and fruity notes come to the surface
    • Nose
      Smoke, lemon, peach and vanilla
    • Taste
      Smoke, lemon, peach, dark chocolate and nuts
    • Finish
      Long smoky finish that is greasy with cirtus fruit.

  112. Magnus Hillman scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Well I didn't have too hyped expectations on this one so I didn't get that disappointed. It is a decent dram, not even close to Ardbeg Ten but better than Blasda. Way overpriced as special release Ardbegs are supposed to.

    (Rating interval 76-81)
    • Nose
      Peat smoke, smoked butter and salt. Something oily about as well, engine oil (?) and barley spirit. Yep, feels kind of immature on the nose.
    • Taste
      Licorice and pepper in the arrival, mint and soft peat smoke which grow stronger into the development and gets slightly more sour. The somewhat rough sprit is also present in the arrival and grows stronger into the development. 
    • Finish
      Peat smoke, grape fruit, burnt grass and some mint in a rather weak finish (to be Ardbeg that is). 

  113. Cast Olila scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  114. Thermidor scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    For something that claims to celebrate 200 years of Ardbeg this one falls flat.

    Uigeadail = a Chuck Berry show in his heydey

    Perpetuum = a Chuck Berry show now

  115. Koloman scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    We are dealing here with arguably the weakest, least convincing and all the more exorbitant overpriced Ardbeg bottling of the already increasingly disappointing products of a far more capable distillery. The smoke appears like the heavy curtain of a theater in the break: when one has laboriously struggled through, there are nothing but dusty floorboards in front of you. And what makes matters worse: There's a lot more to it than the marketing department of Moet-Hennessy wants to tell us ...
    • Nose
      76 76
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      76 76

  116. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      83 83

  117. Arno Pelgrim scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      86 86

  118. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    n:butterish citrus,Ardbegian peat,vanilla tobacco
    m:sweet vanilla peat,some fruits,a bit coastal on oysters and smoked langoustines,some salt
    f:quite long with the maritime notes lasting longer than the vanilla sweet ones

  119. Glenladdie scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  120. Doctor B. scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  121. Paulski88 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  122. Hvdree scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      79 79

  123. C.H.M. scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    A true Ardbeg. Do we need so many different bottlings?

  124. Segens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Compared to Ardbeg Ten it is a waste of money as 3x the amount and less result is a bit disappointing. The whisky starts very interesting with its special smell but the rest is not convincing me to be honest. Nevertheless if you like to have an Ardbeg that is a bit different to the standard range it is worth a try. Maybe not a bottle but at least a sample.
    • Nose
      The typical Ardbeg smoke is missing as I smell a fruity note of oranges, lemon and peaches between the smoke which is very decent. 
    • Taste
      The fruits disappear and you have ash and tobacco on your tongue. Nevertheless I do not like the balance of this whisky too much as the alcohol is sometimes very dominant while circling the dram in your mouth.
    • Finish
      Also ash and tobacco but a bit of fruit is coming back which I had in the nose when I smelled. 

  125. Helgo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  126. Georges scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  127. Georges scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, chocolate, nutty, lime, vanilla, sweet, nutty, oaky
    • Taste
      Peat smoke, bacon, smoked ham, sweet, vanilla, milk chocolate, raisins
    • Finish
      Long, smoky, sweet, oily, some bitterness

  128. mds51 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    For a 200 year anniversary I find it very disappointing. Since you can also save the money and get 3 Ardbeg Ten.
    • Nose
      Sweetish smoke. Peat, green apples, citrus, toffee, salt, cold smoked ham, oranges.
    • Taste
      Peaty, earthy, smoky, powerful. Peat bag, vanilla, peppermint, liquorice, some bitterness,
    • Finish
      Middle smoky sweet finish. Something salty, citrus, peat.

  129. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 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.

  130. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  131. KayMeertens scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Not really complex, but I like it anyway.
    • Nose
      Peat, caramel, tangerine, lime, vanilla and liquorice. Then also gingerbread and white bread. Pretty soft actually.
    • Taste
      Peat, orange, toffee, vanilla and dark chocolate.
    • Finish
      Peat, toffee, orange, citrus, vanilla and gingerbread.

  132. stiant did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This was very disapointing. I have enjoyed severeal of their earlier yearly releases, but this?!?! I'd rather sip Famous Grouse.

  133. Kaltduscher scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    It just does not click. The malt looks too young in the finish. Too bad.
    • Nose
      Powerful. Torfasche. Sweet notes behind. Licorice. Vanilla. Brown sugar. A hint of peppermint cools the nose. Lemon peel. Oranges. Salty sea air. Smoked ham.
    • Taste
      Powerful. Torfasche. Sweet notes behind. Licorice. Vanilla. Brown sugar. A hint of peppermint cools the nose. Lemon peel. Oranges. Salty sea air. Smoked ham.
    • Finish
      Long. Amazingly soft. Salty. Lemon peel. Peat smoke. Bitter, but also metallic. The proportion of young barrels can not hide the perpetuity.

  134. LordBellamy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: peat and tar, sea air, citrud, creamy, sugar sweetness, some anise Taste: very sweet, creamy, peaty, powerful and yet light, tar, a bit metallic Finish: medium long, peat, citrus, subtly dry oak, slightly metallic with water more anise and peat / asphalt
    more water: only phenols, otherwise it breaks down

    Too bad, missed a chance to convince me again of Ardbeg 86 points

  135. Glenladdie scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  136. FC Sunderland scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  137. FC Sunderland scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      intense smoke, peaty and some notes of nuts
    • Taste
      peaty, a timid sweetness, not really versatile to me
    • Finish
      pretty short to be honest, I miss the long lasting smoke finish

  138. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 66 points Member Senior

    Ardbeg Perpetuum
    Tasted 2015-07-17 @ Whisky InTeam Spaden:
    N mild spiciness, but somehow really uninteresting
    G Harissa, unsightly but at least short and dry smoke
    66 - overhyped as fuck

  139. JohannesB scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    There are two hearts beating in my chest: On the one hand, I find the perpetual quite good and typical Ardbeg, on the other hand you get with the Uigeadail for less money significantly more strong flavors and complexity.
    And so the perpetual for me is exactly what he should be for his makers: A well-made, young Ardbeg - delicious but with a focus on the collectors.
    • Nose
      Quite strong smoke on the first start, but it recedes comparatively quickly and releases more aromas: vanilla, salted caramel and some smoked bacon.
      Far away a cooling sea breeze with a hint of fresh mint. Overall, very pleasant and unusually gentle for an Ardbeg - but clearly recognizable as such.
    • Taste
      And again typical Ardbeg: Heavy smoke and cold ash hit the tongue. Behind it again vanilla, lemon peel and very youthful, bright fruits - white grapes. Getting sweeter. In contrast, the spice of black pepper and ginger and a slight oiliness of the very sparingly mixed sherry casks.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky and maritime. The sweetness disappears almost entirely and it is strengthened ash, oak and a hint of medical smokiness.

  140. Numwierum scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The "Perpetuum", I tasted in direct comparison with the "Ten" ... blind! The two are very similar and for me, the "ten" even has the edge, even if only slightly. Both taste good! If one compares the price difference of the two, I find the price of the "Perpetuum", not justified! At least if you buy a whisky, which is there to drink ;-)! I'm a bit disappointed, especially because that is the drop, for 200 years of existence of the distillery. I hope so, that starts at the management of Ardbeg, slowly rethink! Others can do that, clearly better !!!
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  141. Muff Potter scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    not what I expected from a anniversery malt. The taste is different to the ten year old, but not even that much better then the price says. Ardreg is runing out of old whisky so they add too much water to rise the amount of bottles to the market. The nose was typical for an Ardbeg, strong peat, hits you first, same the taste with a little black pepper, some fruits in the end, but the taste gone too fast - the age and a little more alcohol is missing. Sorry guys, not the best Ardbeg done in the last years. Not my favorite and much too expensive - good for collecting.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  142. fradin11 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  143. rottendon scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Do not pull me off the stool, but it's not bad either. In any case, he has lost the direct comparison with the Laphroaig 10y. A little less thinning would have done him good. Maybe I can find a sample from Distillery only.
    • Nose
      Only light smoke, clear citrus notes and a pleasant vanilla greet the nose at the beginning. Later, a cowshed is added, which develops into a still steaming cow dung. When this aroma is gone, ripe, candied apples are added and the cesty notes become stronger again. Later, caramelized popcorn appears. In between, there is always a slightly salty sea breeze.
    • Taste
      Sugar-sweet onset, it develops a little bit of pepper, mineral metallic notes come on, then comes the smoke with an ashen note. Very thin mouthfeel.
    • Finish
      The sweetie goes pretty fast and leaves ashen notes from the smoke. A slight bitterness appears, but it does not seem to come off tap, rather a youthful bitterness that does not last long. Overall, medium.

  144. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  145. ARDBERG scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    My best guess is that the original batch was diluted by about 10-12%. Seems marketing & sales wanted too many bottles. So instead of bringing out a whisky that would be remembered (as a great anniversary bottling, not for 200 years even) it is a whisky that you sadly forget too easily. Big opportunity missed by LMVH, like Brazil in the WC 2014.

  146. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Sweet peat and wet leather dominate the nose, with a drop of water releasing some extra vanilla and hints of fruit (apple peel and ripe citrus fruit). Not all that different to the standard 10yo I guess. Appears much more youthful on the palate, with a sharper mineral edge alongside more medicinal elements. Relatively long finish with some lovely soft peat smoke let down slightly by an additional bitter element. Starts out well on the nose but doesn't really continue to deliver on the palate for me. Certainly not at all bad (the nose in particular is worth spending some time with), but I'm not sure that this is worth the premium price required over the standard 10yo or uigeadail versions.

  147. Shane_IL scored this whisky 70 points Expert Senior

    It's not bad, but had some rough edges, which for the price asked and in comparison to the standard expressions, is not ok.
    • Nose
      Ardbeg sweet earthy peat up front, duh. Seas spray. Kelp in sun. Marine wood (fishing boats and such). A slight vanilla custard note. Medicinal notes. Fresh road tar. Epoxy. Some citrus zest. 
    • Taste
      Mineral peat, lots of it. Followed by marine salt and tar. Citrus zest. Nando's lemon and herb chicken basting. Pepper. Paprika. A slight bitter wood character. 
    • Finish
      Long. A bitter metallic note that kind of ruins it. Peaty and spicy.  

  148. sopie scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  149. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      85 85

  150. tomy63 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    straw color, nose marked by a rather light peat for Ardbeg, iodine, a little medicinal, pear, lemon, licorice, hazelnut, a little young. Better on the palate, more peaty, with the rubber side of Ardbeg, fat, good size, well integrated alcohol, vanilla, hazelnut, always a little medicinal. Average length. A very young whisky, but the peat of Ardbeg is always effective. Like all the last editions limited it is rather good but badly placed in term of price, because much more expensive than the classics Uigedail and Corry.

  151. hfos scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      77 77

  152. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Overal a bit young. Thanks Piet for the Sample!
    • Nose
      Briny - shells, peat, sharp smoke and ashes. Vanilla, smoked ham, citrus - lemon and spices - pepper and paprika.
    • Taste
      Peat, smoke, ashes, citrus - lemon, tea and some meat spices.
    • Finish
      Smoke, fire works, some sulphur and ashes.

  153. Dionysus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Indeed, there are 72000 bottles of this.

    So if you really want one, don't jump on the auctions, just be patient, you'll find one around 125 euro for sure (if not you can buy mine for that price).

    http://www.drankenwereld.be/pd/1433/nl-BE/single-malt-whisky-online-kopen/islay-online-kopen/ardbeg-online-kopen/ardbeg-perpetuum-online-kopen

  154. Razor Ruddock did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    12000 bottles is wrong! I read somewhere that its 72000 of this edition! We got 9400 bottles of this one to sweden!(Perpetuum the distillery release is 12000 bottles)

  155. ARDBERG scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    12000 bottles can't be true due to all the allocations to Ardbeg Days around the world and regular sales. Think 100.000+ and you are there in my opinion.

  156. shaven scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Balanced and nice intial taste.

    Givng this a 1 because you can get a laphroaig x 2 shows you don't know shit about whisky linoleum bonyparte. Release your frustration on another forum dipshit
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      90 90

  157. ricallende scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  158. linoleum bonypart did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    So as reviews hmmm

    The fact you can get two Laphroaig CS 10 batch 7 delivered for the same price slightly swayed me imho
    • Nose
      1 1
    • Taste
      1 1
    • Finish
      1 1

  159. Kimba scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Nose:
    He can do something! I feel it much more intense today than yesterday. That may be because I had no Ledaig CS in front of it in the nose. The Pepetuum is not in the mouth whisky ... he submits his Islay origin very discreet ... but especially in a different order. If I have the smoke and bacon note first in my nose at an ardbeg it is the fruity component that comes along with lemon and a hint of vanilla. If sometimes believes to be able to smell salt, I am inclined to say "yes, he has salt" but I go there rather with the spongy word "Mediterranean" pregnant ... important, I still think to mention those who do not him at least 10 minutes have left his second face missed ... after 10 minutes develop very slight notes of smoke and campfire ... Very fine and very "yummy" in the nose ... Mouth:
    It goes more forward than I thought .. for 47.4 is a lot of Alk in the taste ... you have to like! I would not go so far as to say that he is spirited ... but far from it he is not ... I gave him a very long time in his mouth and he was getting softer and softer ... then suddenly she is there the Ardbeg- Sweetness but this sharpness remains in the mouth for a long time.
    I did not find him grassy ... finish:
    Is long and mouth filling! He gets a bit bitter behind what I like when I want to drink such whisky. Conclusion:
    I think that's it. If I want to drink something like that. The Pepetuum is definitely not an all day dram. He wants to have his attention and, above all, time. Whether he's worth his money or if it's a hypo if the marketing is too much and the quality is too little ... if it itches. I like him and give him good 87 points, which is ok and not bad at all. greetings J.

  160. FernetBranco scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Official selling price at show: 79 €
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  161. Dramlicious scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    OK, so here are my two cents on the Ardbeg Pepretuum. If my expectations were met?

    Find out here:

    http://dramlicious.com/peaty-friday-episode-14/

  162. Pxrider scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Notes by Wein-Bastion.de Ardbeg Perpetuum 47.4% Islay Malt
    In the nose tar, soot and pine resin. Then hints of chocolate, coffee and toffee paired with a pinch of salt. Very fresh for a peaty Ardbeg. On the palate intense and powerful smoke. Aromas of smoked bacon but also cinnamon, mint and a creamy sweetness. Usual long powerful reverberation.

  163. FedeBosco scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    My review:

    http://whiskysucks.com/2015/06/05/ardbeg-perpetuum-ob-2015-474/

  164. Gronqvist scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Looking forward to an vintage Ardbeg.
    • Nose
      Slightly crisp with notes of dark chocolate, syrup, olive oil, wet moss, resin, tonis water, wet leather, window putty, eucalyptus, sea air, soot, tar and smoke.
    • Taste
      Intense and creamy with notes of cranberry, green apples, vanilla, powdered sugar, milk chocolate, biscuits, tea, white pepper, licorice, sea air, ash, coal, tar, peat smoke and oak.
    • Finish
      Long with notes of apple, flaxseed, honey, a little sherry, iodine, gauze, salt, peat and smoke.

  165. Mister_FF scored this whisky 53 points Expert Junior

    On Ardbeg Day in Frankfurt tried that sample carried 2 days later groped again and both times completely disappointed. Unfortunately, as a great Ardbeg fan I have to say that this is by far the weakest bottling of the last few years. Uncommon sprittig, clearly immature and except smoke not really meaningful and present present. If this is the future of Ardbeg, then good night. Your people from Ardbeg, a great marketing is not everything, the whisky has to be right and for my words fits neither the spirit, nor the price called for it. Think about it.

  166. The Macallan scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    An initial quick note made on 30-05-2015 at Ardbeg Day

    Nice, perfuming, gentle, smokey, tasty, silky and sweetness.

    Wonderful stuff this is.

  167. Allandale scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  168. Patrick93 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  169. Drochaid scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Characteristics: notes of chocolate, vanilla and smoky peat, as well as light sherry flavors and a breeze of sea spray.

  170. Peiler scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    A typical Ardbeg:

    Clear smoke in the nose, but not as intense as the Ardbog. In the nose also sweet notes (vanilla, probably pear).
    In terms of taste, at first it is only a little bit present - above all, the sweetness that was still there in the nose is missing first. Later he gets fuller and also the sweetness comes through clearly. But herbal and almost sour notes are noticeable after a long time in the mouth. Maybe there is liquorice ... do not know ... smoke is always present, but as in the nose not so overwhelming presence, as with many other Ardbegs.
    The finish is full and quite long, sweet at first (again licorice?), Later a bit harsh and also here you will find again neat smoke.

    Overall a typical and not a bad Ardbeg, but for me not the Oberkracher.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      83 83

  171. notesofmalt scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    A review with unfortunately only 80 points on: http://notesofmalt.de/notes-Islay-und-inseln/Ardbeg/Ardbeg-Perpetuum , -47,4-OA /

  172. Wiski did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    It is possible to buy a 5cl sample here :

    http://whisky-rhum.com/whisky/334-ardbeg-perpetuum-echantillon-5cl.html

  173. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  174. MY MALTS scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    On Ardbeg Day try ... Smoky as usual, barely sweet, light petrol lamps Goût ... In any case for Ardbeg fans ...

  175. Ciro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  176. mikespike scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Tasted this malt just today (30 of May2015) at Ardbeg day. I liked it a lot, a nice Ardbeg, starts similar to the Ardbeg 10 but ends with a sweet note that makes for a pleasant finish! Recommended Ardbeg bottling!

  177. stevil scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      72 72
    • Finish
      83 83

  178. SKE scored this whisky 78 points Member Senior

    It has got no age on it and judging from its taste this is some really young spirit. The nose really reminds strongly of "Big peat christmas 2013" which is a blend at least supposed to contain ardbeg. For me it is hard to find anything pleasant about this whisky. For the celebration of 200 years of ardbeg I would really have expected something more special.At the price its a rip off.

  179. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    wait until the second tasting. ;-) 2nd Tasting: 5 days later - I originally wanted to write: "very tasty, but I prefer to buy 2 bottles of Classic of Islay for the price, I have twice the fun", but I pinched it and wanted to give it another chance , Did not help.
    So, yummy, but for the money, I prefer to buy a bottle of Classic of Islay and a bottle of celpe, so I have the double fun.
    • Nose
      cool, fresh smoke, slightly salty, almost no sweetness (with a lot of imagination a hint of sweetened condensed milk), campfire on the beach after a brief summer rain 2nd tasting: overall similar - fresh, salty, cold campfire, almost no sweetness, but maritime, with bitter-grassy notes
    • Taste
      in contrast to the smell: fat! , so full-bodied, intense, sweet, the smoke is not at first sweet, nut, caramel, cereal, chocolate ... but then it bites through from grassy-bitter-salty (the celp note) to the fat barbecue fire with some fire damage, plus an oak board with licorice 2.Verkostung: Overall impression fits again, however, the "fats" and Vollmundigkeit seems a bit weaker, the grassy celp note is in the foreground
    • Finish
      medium (softer than expected), cold ashes and some residual licorice and cough drop bitterness. 2nd tasting: fits, especially the cough drops

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