Dram Review: Ardbeg Perpetuum Distillery Release

[49.2%・NAS・Bottled in 2015・Official Bottling・Limited Release]

Nose:

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.

Palate & Finish:

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.

Thoughts:

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

✓ [Recommended if you like the style/ distillery]

Nicholas