Ardbeg `Perpetuum` Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1 x 700mL), SCT

Ardbeg `Perpetuum` Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1 x 700mL), SCT

Lot No: 0010-2451978

Ardbeg `Perpetuum` Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1 x 700mL), SCT. Cork closure.

Released during Feis Ile 2015 to celebrate Ardbeg`s 200th anniversary, this is a blend of old and young whisky, matured in both bourbon and sherry casks, delivering the classic Ardbeg note of cured meats, smoke and sea spray.

Nose: Earthy peat and warm leather with old roof slates and gentle medicinal touches.

Palate: Fresh bandages and TCP followed by coffee lime peel, orange peel, spice and charcoal.

Finish: Warming, with lime peel, slate and ash.

(243510-3)

$129

Ardbeg The Ultimate `10 Year Old` Scotch Whisky (1 x 700mL Gift pack), SCT.

Lot No: 0011-2451978

Ardbeg The Ultimate `10 Year Old` Scotch Whisky (1 x 700mL Gift pack with two tumblers), SCT.

Cork closure.

Ardbeg `The Ultimate` Ten Years Old is revered around the world as the peatiest, smokiest, most complex single malt of them all. Yet it does not flaunt the peat; rather it gives way to the natural sweetness of the malt to produce a whisky of perfect balance.

Typically most whiskies are chill-filtered and reduced to a strength of 40% ABV. Ardbeg Ten Years Old, however, is non chill-filtered and has a strength of 46% ABV, thus retaining maximum flavour, at the same time giving more body and added depth. It’s whisky with none of the goodness taken out!

Aroma: A burst of intense smoky fruit escapes into the atmosphere – peat infused with zesty lemon and lime, wrapped in waxy dark chocolate.

Bold menthol and black pepper slice through the sweet smoke followed by tarry ropes and graphite. As you dip your nose in further, savour the aroma of smoked fish and crispy bacon alongside green bell peppers, baked pineapple and pear juice.

Add water and breathe in the vortex of aromas rising from the glass. An oceanic minerality brings a breath of cool, briny seaspray on chalky cliffs. Waxed lemon and lime follows with coal tar soap, beeswax and herby pine woodlands. Toasted vanilla and sizzling cinnamon simmer in the background with warm hazelnut and almond toffee.

Taste: An explosion of crackling peat sets off millions of flavour explosions on the tongue: peat effervesces with tangy lemon and lime juice, black pepper pops with sizzling cinnamon-spiced toffee. This is followed by a wave of brine infused with smooth buttermilk, ripe bananas and currants. Smoke gradually wells up on the palate bringing a mouthful of warm creamy cappuccino and toasted marshmallows. As the taste lengthens and deepens, dry espresso, liquorice root and tarry smoke develop coating the palate with chewy peat oils.

Finish: The finish goes on and on – long and smoky with tarry espresso, aniseed, toasted almonds and traces of soft barley and fresh pear (243510-2)

$84

Overview

Ardbeg `Perpetuum` Single Malt Scotch Whisky (1 x 700mL), SCT. Cork closure.

Released during Feis Ile 2015 to celebrate Ardbeg`s 200th anniversary, this is a blend of old and young whisky, matured in both bourbon and sherry casks, delivering the classic Ardbeg note of cured meats, smoke and sea spray.

Nose: Earthy peat and warm leather with old roof slates and gentle medicinal touches.

Palate: Fresh bandages and TCP followed by coffee lime peel, orange peel, spice and charcoal.

Finish: Warming, with lime peel, slate and ash.

(243510-3)