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Ardbeg 1975

Overall rating
93.66/100
votes
55
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2005
Vintage
26.12.1975
Bottled
14.04.2005
Calculated age
29 years old
Casktype
ex-Fino Cask
Casknumber
4719
Number of bottles
188
Strength
44.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Jan 2008 2:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 12750.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1975

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 93.66 points

  1. Vince scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Great Ardbeg with depth, complexity, mystery and an immense but reserved power that you just don't find in today's whiskies. It is as if some secret alchemy formula from the depths of the Islay ocean has been permanently lost. Maybe not the very best Ardbeg I ever tried, but pretty close.

    Very generous of Khun Tun to let me try this 2016 in Hailiang, Bangkok, one of several bottles he let me access from his collection.

  2. detachedblue scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
      Coastal and clean peat, very citrusy and a little bit winey, not fruity at all, another one of the austere Ardbegs. I also found some cumin and lime. It does open up with green banana and some fruity characters.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very balanced, salted caramel, lemon oil, sweet and citrusy, mixed with clean peat, barley sugar, umami, very maritime, peppermint tea, really enjoyed it.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Iodine, clean and dry peated malt, medium to long length, some spices.

  3. WhiskyJug did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ardbeg 1975/2005 (44.7%, OB
    for Islay Festival, fino, Cask #4719, 188 bottles) Colour:
    gold. Nose: exceptional, a superb mix of peat smoke and tea. Some
    meaty notes, oxtail, smoked ham. Develops on herbal notes, hay, with
    very little fruitiness. Very maritime at that, and also quite medicinal.
    Great, as expected. Mouth: not extremely powerful and rather dry attack.,
    like a peppered tea. Then some tropical fruits do appear, but it’s
    still dry. Very strong tea, with lots of tannins, cocoa, and quite
    some oak. Long but austere finish, always very dry. 92 points.

    whiskyfun.com

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