Ardbeg Perpetuum
Added on Monday, Jun 15, 2015 at 02:25 AM
  Bottler: Ardbeg
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2015 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 47.40 % Region: Islay
  Price: $100 Availability: Better Stores
2015 marks Ardbeg’s 200th birthday, and for this occasion the distillery has produced a special bottling: Ardbeg Perpetuum, an expression “inspired by the main styles, ideas and quirks of fate which have influenced Ardbeg recipes over time. It combines different styles, different flavours, different dreams and different trials, all skilfully married together in a melange of the very best Ardbeg has to offer.”
Member Ratings and Notes
Ries
 

n: very vanilla and oaky. Full of sea brine and a weird mix of pickled meat and spice. This is subdued and pleasant with a hint of red fruit and toffee.

 

t: follows nose with the briney/pickle quality. Has a burnt pumpernickle toast quality with lots of butter that is nice but the mouthfeel is thin. BBQ meat, scalded strawberries, and some sea salt in middle. Finish is burnt paper smoke, hint of green citrus, and vanilla coffee creamer.

 

This isn't a knock-out punch, but it is nicely balanced between the fruity side and a young vanilla profile.  [B/B-] 

 
Andy
 

n:  Caramel cubes and a whiff of sulpher

 

p:  Dry and briney.   Lemon pepper salt.  Not too complex.  Strong but dull.

 
Fuji
 
N: Spicy and sooty. White cracked peppercorn, cinnamon, clove, hot Tarmac, wet earth, rusty metal and sour citrus.

P: Less aggressive palate. Smoke, BBQ meats, cured jamon, seaweed and salt water.   Dry mouthfeel with short lime peel finish.

All over the place. Tastes like it was finished in funky wine casks.  
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