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Ardbeg 1978

Overall rating
90.60/100
votes
44
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
1978
Bottled
1999
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
12 Jan 2010 8:19 pm

Average value

€ 762,00

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Whisky Reviews for Ardbeg 1978

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.60 points

  1. aphex scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An old Ardbeg elegant with its excellent melted nose and mellow palate. Just a bit too diluted.

    Tasting notes from july 2017.
    • Nose
      First nosing brings a gentle peat with diesel oils. The latters disappear quickly with aeration leaving some faint tarry notes in the background. The nose stays refined with medicinal (iodine), ashy/sooty, leathery, smoky and almondy notes now.
    • Taste
      The dilution is apparent but the tarry, sooty, smoky and medicinal notes from the nose remain. Some lemon and pine resin too.
    • Finish
      Medium, briny and lemony.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Bacon and sweet smoke, completely melted. Not very intense to start. Discreet malt. And it slowly increases in volume. Malt, but also honey and almonds. We have completely forgotten the peat at this stage. In the mouth, little return of the peat, precisely. Very honeyed, very nice. It lacks a bit of corpulence, I would say. An Ardbeg at 43%, it does not run the streets! A fine and delicate dram.

    Enthusiasm 4/5

  3. breste scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Amazing sweet nose, a little salt, no smoke. Tasty and soft. Subtle maritime notes with salt and algae and still resonates with a little sweetness. On the tongue remains a delicious, but slightly bitter aroma. Very round, soft malt with delicious flavors!

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