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Overall rating
94.24/100
votes
44
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
26.12.1975
Bottled
26.03.2002
Calculated age
26 years old
Casktype
Sherry hogshead
Casknumber
4716
Number of bottles
228
Strength
44.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Jan 2008 2:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3399.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1975

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 94.24 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2002]  I had this dram during a Prof. Schobert "Islay" tasting at Rolandsbogen.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored this 95. My notes state a dark amber colour and a few fast legs (oily texture at the glass).  The nose is all about sweet sherry aromas.  It arrives warming and mouth-coating on the palate.  The taste is very delicious of sweet sherry with peaty and smokey flavours.  The finish is long, sweet and very enjoyable.

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful with this Ardbeg is the power with the softness of old age there he is almost perfect the flavor game is very good, but there are more perfect ones Yes, I'm in heaven 92 out of 100 points
    • Nose
      unmoved and fresh in the glass:
      Salt & heather with sherry drizzled in the old wooden barrel after exercise:
      Lemons and some phenol are added
      good smoke, peat and liquid honey on fish let him breathe .....
      shallow brackish water with iodine and salt
      intense raisins, the heather, an old leather shoe
      Uwe`s furniture polish
      Lemons, some fish
      salty peaty smoke
      liquid honey, peppermint
      old wooden beams from the harbor
      sweet tobacco
      wow there are always new flavors, it is getting sweeter _______________________________________
      Smoke and fog at the harbor
      the watt shines like dark amber in the morning sun
      You climb down the wet wood on the Watt
      the sleeping man has lost his sherry
      You pick up the bottle
      Mud sticks to your hands
      with the remainder of the sherry you rinse it clean
      it smells of salt, iodine and raisins on your hands
      You're smiling
      the wood is damp and your old leather shoes slip
      You gasp after the climb
      take a deep breath
      Peat smoke and salty sea air
      You wipe your wet hands dry on the heather
      the man has woken up
      You bring him his bottle
      he smells sweet ... like liquid honey over fish
      You swallow and go
      Actually, you think, lemons are better suited to fish and quickly put some peppermint in your mouth mmh ... your hands still smell so seductive
    • Taste
      very soft with salt and sherry Licorice, lemon, cask Smoke develops on the palate on the tongue and on the palate a nice turf fire with sherry, lavender oil, fish, chocolate the floral note is rare at Ardbeg, but is charming in the connection Barrel chocolate remains on the palate and tongue maritime smoky with sherry and typical Ardbeg notes You can clearly taste the furniture polish and the leather
    • Finish
      long smoky floral barrel chocolate peppermint leaves Sherry sweetness warming, mouth-filling soft chocolate powder the old Ardbegs stay forever

  3. Noface83 scored this whisky 94 points Specialist

    Oh man - these '70s Ardbegs are the tip of Islay Mountain. Hard to beat - this one also plays in a very different whisky league. It's a shame that there will not be such drops in the future.
    • Nose
      96 96
      Old! Aromatic smoke from a long forgotten time, furniture polish, sour coffee beans, fruit cake (old and dried up), leather and beach-washed wood, but the old notes add some citrus and a salty sea breeze. But it dominates the wood - bitter oak is very present. He has so much to offer and if you like old wood in combination with sherry and smoke (who does not) experienced here his dream nose.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oh, that's soft. Much sherry sweetness and creaminess, the smoke is there but discreet. With lemon, salt and licorice. Smoke is slowly becoming more dominant - burnt herbs and slightly phenolic. The leather note comes again. Great development but without the big surprise. Still damn good and profound.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Warming smoke. Raisins and fruity - semi-dry sherry sweetness, lots of chocolate and oak (but surprisingly discreet in the bitterness), even the licorice note is only weak there. Very long. The warming smoke does not want to go away.

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    [Mai, 2015]  I had another dram during an "Ardbeg Bicentenary" tasting at Bonn.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 95.  I took no detailed notes.

  5. Allandale scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    Firm and strong body.
    • Nose
      Sweetness and saltiness. Sandy beach. A hint of seaweed.
    • Taste
      On the thin side, but firmer and drier than the rest. of the this group.
    • Finish
      Cedary , some woody bitterness. 

  6. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 1.655 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2016and for 1.255 € in Jan. 2015

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