Ardbeg 1975

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Committee Reserve
Calculated age
23 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
46.7 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Italy Italy
Added on
13 jan 2008 2:48 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 5900.00

58 × in wishlist

34 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ardbeg 1975

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 94.92 points.

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    I had high expectations... The ABV needs to be higher than this for this whisky to deserve the 94 points that whiskybase have it at right now. If I have a bottle of this, I would definitely sell it and buy a few other bottles that I know would be better. Sometimes, the reputation precedes the actual product. Still, 92-93 points ain't bad, my dear. Casks #4717 and #4719 are both fino casks, so this #4718 is likely as well.
    • Nose
      Very balanced. Thick and dense. Peat and sherry well-integrated. Fresh orange / pineapple juice. Aloe. Earth, wet forest. 
    • Taste
      Mouthfeel is not as thick as I thought it would be - in fact, it's a bit thin. Good peat and high class sherry though. Benign milk chocolate. Where's the wow factor?!? Urghhhhh!!!! 
    • Finish
      Very nice finish, but it is a bit short. 

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  3. JCTang scored this whisky 99 points Member Senior

    one of the best. A full sherry monster

  4. foxboro scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior


  5. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Wow, an Ardbeg, which I really like and in addition to an old peat-nose whisky, which is not soft washed! He is really good, idiosyncratic, especially, crazy!
    • Nose
      wow, even when pouring you think, you are in the pharmacy (but not so'ner white new-fangled, but DDR village pharmacy with stone-old, huge wooden shelves in which was still mixed), bitter-medicinal-kräutrig, phenol, eucalyptus, Iodine, salt, fango packing, Boddenwasser, wooded, old wooden floor, railway sleepers, glutamate ... after a while come through fresh, dark berries ... blackberries, elder
    • Taste
      Cough syrup, Storck giants, dark chocolate, bitter herbs, moss, earth, old, scorched wood ... you want to chew on it forever, intense and full-bodied
    • Finish
      very long, smoky, bitter, dry, intense

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

    This Whisky was sold for 1.525 € at Whiskyauction in March 2015

  7. ASWhisky scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    a very nice whisky with a very individual character
    incredibly complex and unique
    He has a very fascinating coherence from its smell to the finish

    yes! I'm in a new heaven
    • Nose
      a warm late summer day
      the iodine pools in the moor brook shimmer turquoise in the sun
      Your bare feet feel the peaty warm water
      Your hands reach into the soft moss
      it smells spicy and bitter after faded rosemary heather and tanines
      the dark red cranberries sweet and sour
      the wind comes from the sea
      the almost faded summer meadows rustle
      they smell like ripe apricots in lavender honey
      The air tastes salty and spicy, sultry
      Your mouth is getting wet
    • Taste
      a cool tingle
      the bitter spicy rosemary heath
      is covered with dark chocolate
      placed in crushed cranberries
      an alcohol note with dark fruit and chocolate opens up very briefly
      Tanes burn up
      Ethereal with sweet yellow fruits
      it remains: a bittersweet glow deep in the throat that gently smokes .. wow
    • Finish
      very long
      barrel chocolate
      sometimes smoky herb
      sometimes sweet and wet
      old bar wood slightly bitter
      moist tart sweetness (apricot) with tobacco smoke
      very full of character


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