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Ardbeg 1978

Overall rating 39 votes 90.51
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Jan 2010 8:19 pm

Average value

€ 710,23


3 Notes

Expert Senior aphex Note
16 Jul 2017 6:45 pm
aphex gave this whisky 90 points

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.

Mouth : 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.

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

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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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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