Ardbeg Perpetuum 47.4% NV

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Distillery Ardbeg
Bottler OB
Serie Distillery Bottling Limited Edition
Bottled for Bottled For 200 Years of Ardbeg Anniversary
Distilled date NV
Bottling date 17.02.2015
Country Scotland
Region Islay
Cask Type Sherry and Bourbon Casks
Cask Number Bottle code L61546 17/02/2015
Alcohol percentage 47.4
Volume 0,70
Condition In Original Box
Label Perfect
Stock 0

Professional reviews

Serge Valentin (86)

This is the new 'Ardbeg Day' version of the NAS Perpetuum. I find it funny to use a name that implies a notion of eternity, or at least of old age, while doing an 'unaged' (I know) version. Or maybe is that extremely smart. Colour: white wine. Nose: simpler and narrower than the Angelshare, with less depth, and probably a little less flaws (no pine-y notes, no washing powder). It's relatively light, but there's good peat smoke, coated with a little vanilla. A very light medicinal touch (eucalyptus). I find it nice, simple, and rather gentle for Ardbeg, despite the high smoke. Mouth: full, immediate, ashy and smoky, with sweeter fruits and vanilla in the back. I seem to feel a rather young spirit (the white fruits) and some slightly prominent oak (tea tannins, vanilla, white pepper). Other than that, it's lightly medicinal and briny, but less tarry/phenolic than older bottlings, while the Angelshare still had a bit of that. Anyway, I find it very good. Finish: rather long, and pretty saltier and brinier. Olive brine and white mezcal - which, again, is good in my book. Comments: that's the problem with NAS, you can't help trying to guess the ages of these babies. Bah, all we can be sure of with an NAS is that it’s 3 years old. As for scores, it's a tie. I think the Perpetuum is simpler but the 'easy straightforwardness' is pleasant, and the smoke is well Ardbeggian. I’m pleased.

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Ardbeg - Perpetuum 47.4% NV

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