It's finally here! The 200th Anniversary Celebration limited edition bottle of Ardbeg is in stock and ready to go. We've got plenty (for the time being) because we haven't sent out the big email yet, so this is when all you faithful blog readers should grab yours. After the email goes, so does the whisky. This is one of the more soft and savory of the limited edition Ardbegs ever released. There's definitely some sherry action on the finish, with roasted earth and dark cocoa accents, with even a bit of coffee bean. It's unlike any of the other whiskies they make, so it's definitely worth picking up in my book. It's nice to have something under 50% every now and again that isn't lacking for intensity in any way.
Ardbeg "Perpetuum" Limited Edition Single Malt Whisky 750ml $99.99 - The 2015 limited edition Ardbeg release is here, and from what we've heard, Dr. Bill Lumsden dug deep into Ardbeg's remaining stocks of past projects and blended some of them with younger stocks of future projects to create a whisky showcasing both old and new single malt whiskies. Here are the notes from Ardbeg: "The past, present, and future in a glass. Classic notes of Ardbeg's yesteryear on the nose as mellow, rich, and enticing Ardbeggian flavors mingle with dark chocolate, treacle, and nutty oak. Then, like standing on Ardbeg's pier this morning, water brings forth briny sea-spray with a pine resin lime top note for a remarkably fresh bouquet. On the palate, robust peat smoke and savory smoky bacon meet creamy sweet vanilla, milk chocolate with the hint of sherry casks, culminating in a taste of the future…and aftertaste that is never ending."