Ardbeg 1974

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Calculated age
31 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Sweden Sweden
Added on
13 jan 2008 2:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3436.67

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37 × member ratings

39 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1974

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.69 points.

  1. Snerik scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Don’t really know how to approach a whisky like this or judge it. Given Ardbegs current marketplace context and the fact that this whisky is 15 years older than me, I can’t help but placing this in a slightly favourable context. 
    • Nose
      Well, what can one say? Notes of wood smoke, wet forest, honey, dried peaches, wet rocks, bacon. It’s just extremely elegant and layered with all these aromas. 
    • Taste
      Honey again, and peat (of course). Nice, elegant and woody, but in a very weird and pleasant way. 
    • Finish
      Well, long, balanced and elegant. Utterly amazing!

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  3. Lemserig scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Aroma - peat smoke, dried apricots in the sun, orange peel. Bananas, apple, a little mango. Notes of lavender and violets.
    Taste - peat, potatoes from the fire. Smoked fish. Sea salt. Along with this sweet apple pie, delicious plum jam. A little cinnamon and candied fruits. Almonds, maple syrup, pear jam.
    The finish line is very long. Light oak bitterness, but it perfectly emphasizes fruity notes. Smoke on the background of dried apricots, peaches and bananas. Very powerful, rich and cohesive.

  4. Proneor scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: at first very light, apple-raisin, orange peel. Then it intensifies - sweetish peat and smoke, licorice and a little camphor.
    Taste: honey sweetness, tangerines, apples, kiwi, sea salt, fire smoke. The second wave is still seafood, smoked fish. Then - walnut, fruity notes, mint candy.
    Finish: long and strong. Fruit, orange peel and oak. Sour-salty smoke and soot. some salt. Oak in balance. Just great!


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