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Ardbeg 1978

Overall rating
90.56/100
votes
43
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

€ 713,63

43 × member ratings

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95
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93
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92
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92
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92
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92
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92
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92
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92
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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91
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90
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90
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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
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Finish
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Balance
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Category Rating
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Taste
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Finish
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Balance
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Tastingtags

3 Notes

aphex
Expert Senior aphex Tasting note
15 Mar 2018 12:14 am
aphex gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Pale gold
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.

Comments

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

Tasting notes from july 2017.

lachaineduwhisky
Expert Senior lachaineduwhisky Note
04 Mar 2017 5:40 pm

Bacon et fumée douce, complètement fondus. Peu intense pour commencer. Malt discret. Et ça augmente lentement en volume. Le malt, mais aussi le miel et des amandes. On a complètement oublié la tourbe à ce stade. En bouche, petit retour de la tourbe, justement. Très mielleux, très agréable. Il manque un peu de corpulence, je dirais. Un Ardbeg à 43%, ça court pas les rues ! Un dram fin et délicat.

Enthousiasme 4/5

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breste
Expert Senior breste Note
09 Aug 2016 8:13 pm
breste gave this whisky 95 points

Erstaunlich süße Nase, ein wenig Salz, kein Rauch. Geschmacklich schön weich. Dezente maritime Noten mit Salz und Algen und trotzdem schwingt immer auch ein wenig Süße mit. Auf der Zunge bleibt ein leckeres, aber leicht bitteres Aroma.

Sehr runder, weicher Malt mit leckeren Aromen!

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