Ardbeg 1975

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2005
Calculated age
29 years old
ex-Fino Cask
Number of bottles
44.7 % Vol.
700 ml
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Added on
13 jan 2008 2:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 6138.00

28 × in wishlist

60 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1975

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 93.59 points.

  1. 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.

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  3. Lemserig scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Nose: rich - notes of apricot jam, delicate citrus aroma, lime, good peat trail, old paper, rich bun, light echoes of toffee, a drop of thyme.
    Taste: peat fire, caramel with an absolutely wonderful set of herbs, lemon, liquor, coal-soot notes, some kind of spicy sweetish iodine.
    Finish: dried fruits, iodine, spices, slight phenolicity, very bright and very long!

  4. Proneor scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    The aroma is a wave of peat and soot on a juicy and bright background. Background - dried apricots, yellow apples, pine nuts. Then motor oil, ruberoid, woodchip smoke, juniper, light lime notes, melon.
    Taste - marinated white fish, sweet and sour sauce, abundant soot, light metallic note, a little citrus and orange, dry riesling, smoked raisins, dried red fruits.
    The finish is majestic, long and bewitching. Fresh fruits, sea notes, a little soot in a light spicy environment. Excellent finish.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.


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