Ardbeg 1975

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Feis Ile 2006
Calculated age
30 years old
Number of bottles
46.3 % Vol.
700 ml
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Added on
13 jan 2008 2:48 pm
Non-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 9588.44

54 × in wishlist

49 × member ratings

50 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1975

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 94.54 points.

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    a very intense characterful Ardbeg Marko would say that you can chew on it forever In fact, I even feel a medical grade now on the palate you can feel very nice the age yes, I'm in heaven
    • Nose
      1.Nase without movement: Wow ivy sweet bright caramel Furniture polish & rose water salt lemon a flashback to Lokum then: Sea water, maritime sweet salty, intense sea Floor wax and sulfur notes ___________
      To feel life absolutely feel something to know that you live if you want are you right here
      2.Nase with movement it's like you could smell the dark damp ocean floor oily light sherry is in your glass red mullet with lemons on your plate Your fingers are grinding the coarse sea salt the warm day by the sea is heavy in the air he burns as if he still has to unload to find peace You smell thunderstorms and fire like a sweet promise the honey-yellow sherry - oily, heavy and sluggish - promises you sweet delights You can smell the barrel in which he lay so many years Wood and licorice You crush the lemons over the fish Your juice runs over your salt-glued fingers a smile You live and want more
    • Taste
      It slides elegantly and tastefully over your tongue and your palate spoils you full spicy sweet flavors very maritime only when he touches your throat does a fire kindle the voltage discharges smoking embers and pepper Relaxation Flavors unfold to a long taste experience You order an espresso
    • Finish
      long getting sweeter peaty caramel smoking softly salt sweet tobacco dark chocolate damp spicy malt bittersweet the wood

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  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 96 points Connoisseur

    Amontillado / amber
    YES, everything your Ardbeg heart desires! Sherry, fine wood, delicious dark fruits of forest berries, plums, blueberries and again dark elderberries. There is also tobacco, a humidor and a good seasoning. The best aromas of coarse salt, white pepper, paprika, sweet BBQ sauce, a little honey and bland leather that complement the fruit content harmoniously and perfectly. A bit of dark charcoal and cold phenols, which look smooth and metallic - just fantastic and outstanding!
    Creamy, fat and with an ingenious flavor! Salt, pepper, pickled fruits (bowls) with honey, as well as peat, wood, tobacco, smoke, BBQ, sweet phenols, burning campfires and hot ashes. WOW, infinitely delicious and an absolute taste experience for every Islay fan (and everyone else)! Getting drier towards the finish, which fits 100% with this malt - fantastic upper class level!
    Very long - and just PERFECT! All flavors are taken 1: 1 into the finish and you just miss NOTHING - a brilliant Ardbeg masterpiece!
    96 points
    N: 95P / G: 96P / F: 96P

  4. sphinx scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

  5. Suevia scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Nose: at first nosing there is a lot of farmy peat and some yellow fruits. After a couple of minutes it gets very smoky, tarry, there is engine-oil. No fruit whatsoever left, later we have seaweed and maritime nuances.

    Mouth: very precise, mouth-coating and oily. Intense lemon, almond, and lots of heavenly peat and smoke. It is not the most complex palate of all time, but perfectly balanced.

    Finish: long, almost no oak, some spices, again lemony. It leaves a salty aftertase.

  6. SFWC scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Waves of Ardbeg beach campfire smoke at first. Once past the smoke there are oysters and spices, Tabasco sauce perhaps. The fino notes remind me of a tarte Gosset blanc de blanc champagne. Some bread notes but also the cashew nuts. Lastly, the sweet Ardbeg peat comes through. It has citrus, lemons and limes, but there is minerality here too.

    Palate: smoked lemons, smoked limes. But they are oily and the oils coat the mouth. Oh so pleasing. The n nuts and pear fruits I get pears from fino) appear and the finish is extremely smooth and elegant, certainly in the fashion of a good funk Sherry. This is a beautiful marriage of malt and cask. It's not a Sherry bomb or a fruit bomb. It's cleaner and svelte. It has Elegance and depth and strong character. This malt really transports the mind to those salty Islay shores during a spring/summer day. 95/100.
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      95 95

  7. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    1975/2006 'Islay Festival 2006' (46.3%,
    OB, fino cask #4717, 165 bottles)
    Most interestingly, the Ardbeg for
    the festival is at 299 GBP this year,
    three times the price they asked for
    the 2002 release. I guess you can
    get a small used car for that price.
    Why so much money? ‘Because
    we haven’t got many of these
    casks left’ did they tell us
    quite apologetically at Ardbeg while
    something like an embarrassed angel
    was flying around us in the Old Kiln
    Shop. No wonder many friends who used
    to collect Ardbeg already quitted
    since a few months or years. Anyway,
    no other comments needed except this:
    ‘better be good!’…
    Let’s try it… Colour:
    straw. Nose: very pure and clean at
    first nosing, vegetal and quite farmy.
    Lots of peat and lots of smoke (it’s
    hugely smoky in fact), with little
    fino influence I think, immensely
    clean. Gets then much more maritime,
    with notes of seashells, oysters...
    Goes on with quite some green pepper,
    curry, peppercorn, then lime…
    Really ‘straight’, really
    pure, with also quite some minerality.
    Mouth: starts quite lemony, with ‘of
    course’ lots of peat and smoke.
    Goes on with fresh almonds, marzipan,
    a little paraffin… Again, it’s
    very pure and straight. Not violent
    at all, rather soft… Finish:
    not too long but very, very classy,
    with quite some spices, nutmeg and
    pepper. A brilliant Ardbeg but again,
    at 299 GBP, it had to be good…
    (yeah, yeah). 95 points.


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