Ardbeg Perpetuum / Limited Edition
70cl / 47.4%
Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky
The small, remote Scottish island of Islay (pronounced 'eye-lah') is an antique land. A wild and untamed place, where Celtic monks found refuge from raiding Norsemen and early distillers smuggled their illicit ‘aquavitae’ at Ardbeg’s rugged rocky cove. Abundant soft water, fertile soil and acres of precious peat makes this Island a place of pilgrimage for the single malt whisky faithful. Ardbeg prides itself on being the 'Ultimate Islay Malt Whisky'. Established in 1815, Ardbeg is revered by connoisseurs around the world as the peatiest, smokiest and most complex of all the Islay malts widely available. Despite its smokiness, Ardbeg is renowned for its delicious sweetness, a phenomenon that has affectionately become known as 'the peaty paradox'.
Ardbeg Perpetuum - Q&A
What is Ardbeg Perpetuum? : Ardbeg Perpetuum is a Limited Edition Ardbeg expression released to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Ardbeg.
When is Ardbeg Perpetuum to be released and where will bottles be available? : Ardbeg Perpetuum will be available globally on 30th May 2015 online; at Ardbeg Embassies and at whisky specialists around the world. An avant-première release is available exclusively to Ardbeg Committee members at the Ardbeg Distillery on Islay from 13th March 2015.
Who created Ardbeg Perpetuum? : Dr Bill Lumsden, Glenmorangie’s Head of Distilling & Whisky Creation, created this expression along with his Whisky Creation Team, to celebrate Ardbeg’s 200th anniversary. The secret recipe contains many different types of Ardbeg whisky, resulting in an unforgettable single malt with the essential Ardbeg character.
How did Ardbeg Perpetuum get its name? : The name reflects the enduring nature of Ardbeg, through the past, present and future.
What was the inspiration behind the creation of Ardbeg Perpetuum? : Ardbeg Perpetuum was inspired by Ardbeg’s past and by its future. So on the momentous occasion of our 200th anniversary, we raise a glass to the past, the present and the future. It reflects Ardbeg’s history and contains some innovative surprises which hint at its future.
How old is Ardbeg Perpetuum?: Why is there no age statement? In the case of Ardbeg Perpetuum, achieving the perfect depth of flavour has involved using Ardbeg of various ages.
What casks was Ardbeg Perpetuum matured in? : A combination of bourbon and sherry casks.
What will happen on Ardbeg Day? : Ardbeg Day (30th May 2015) is a global celebration of all things Ardbeg. This year, events around the world and on Islay will celebrate the Distillery’s 200th anniversary in Ardbeg’s typically unorthodox way. We will be looking forward to the next 200 years with a retro-futuristic vision of Islay in the year 2215.
How can I find out more about Ardbeg Day near me?: Keep an eye on ardbeg.com/ardbegday for news on local events.
How do I become part of the Ardbeg Committee?: You can become a member of the Committee by signing up at www.ardbeg.com/ardbeg/committee. Membership is free and all Ardbeg fans are welcome to join.