First Impression: Ardbeg Perpetuum Distillery Release

Plenty of vanilla flavoured milk on the nose with a proper coastal influence, iodine with a surprisingly soothing peat note. There is a touch of tropical fructose, lychee and white pepper with a rather refreshing white tea note. The sherry influence is faint but vaguely noticeable.A rich delivery of vanilla note and caramel on the palate, a lemon tart note dressed with dark chocolate dust. Sooty with mellow spices of pepper and cinnamon.

The finishing is tender with a lingering mineral note and light touches of oak and coffee ground.

It’s mild and uncomplicated, perhaps even more approachable than the standard version in some ways.